Wimbledon heats up for the championships

Soaring temperatures brought smiles to the faces of thousands of fans this week as the Wimbledon Championships got under way at the All England Club.

New mum Serena Williams has looked just as formidable as before childbirth during the first week, and Roger Federer has started flawlessly in his bid for a ninth title this year.

After Andy Murray’s withdrawal, much of the British attention has turned to 21-year-old wildcard Katie Boulter, who won her first round match against Paraguay’s Veronica Cepede Royg 6-4 5-7 6-4.

She was due to play Japan’s number 18 seed Naomi Osaka on Thursday as the South London Press went to print.


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