Phew, half way there in this great torno, and after a fine Saturday what a week it has been. Yes Laura Robson did it she reached the last 16 and goes into week 2 with Andy Murray and becomes the first female Brit since Sam Smith15 years ago.
What a game she looked down and out having lost the first set 6-1 and with her opponent serving for the match at 5-3, an incredible turnaround fast unfolded. Laura won 8 games on the trot to win the second set and take a 4-0 lead in the final set only to gives us more heart skips before winning 6-3. Brill performance. Williams won through easy enough and with the winner from 2 years ago Kvitova still there in the other side of the draw she really looks the only one who could beat Williams. Radwanska (4 seed) and Li Na (6 seed) are the other two with experience and ability still in it.
Well done Sloan Stephens she is still there as well.
In the men's Ferrer won through in a tough 5 setter, Janowcz the 6ft 8ins polish player looks set to meet Murray in the semi and looks a real test for our man, while Bernard Tomic unseded showed his ability with a fine win over seeded Gasquet from France.
Djokovic once again made it look easy and a special mention to Del Potro who is playing some fine tennis he had a straight sets win over Zemlja and could be on course for a semi final place with Djokovic. It is so noticeable during rallies just how much spin is on tennis-balls out there it just makes grass courts that bit more special. Week two and no smashed tennis-rackets in temper just yet!
Till next time..