Back-to-back Brit contests bring double delight to Centre Court


Andy Murray and Jo Konta will give British tennis fans a double reason to cheer when they take to Wimbledon's Centre Court back to back. 

World number two Murray will play second on the court, facing Yen-Hsun Lu from Chinese Taipei. He will be followed by top-ranked British woman Konta, who takes on Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

On Wednesday Konta, seeded 16, won her first singles match at Wimbledon and she is the first British woman to be seeded at SW19 since Jo Durie in 1984.

Speaking of Murray's win over Liam Broady, Judy Murray said: "I think he played well. He was very solid, very focused. Hitting the ball well, hitting it hard. He also served well."

She said that it was also important for him to save energy during the early stages of the tournament, adding that the roof on centre court was big advantage as it meant players could finish their matches. 

Briton Heather Watson is due to resume her match against Annika Beck, with other home interest coming on Court 2 when Dan Evans continues his match against Alexandr Dolgopolov. 

Rain delays on Wednesday meant many matches had to be put off and tournament organisers decided to start play on the outside courts half an hour early, at 11am, today.