Latest updates as Jodie Burrage loses in straight sets

Day three of the Championships at Wimbledon is upon us. In all honesty, anything better than the miserable weather yesterday at SW19 could count as a win.

This certainly also applies to the organizers, who are now struggling with a huge backlog of games. Only eight of Tuesday’s 77 scheduled games were completed, with another 15 suspended.

Wimbledon faces a £400,000 payout to rain-soaked spectators after Tuesday’s wet weather wiped out 69 games.

A full refund has been announced for all ground passes, as well as ticket holders #2 and #3, after most of the promotion was canceled due to the chaos.

The organizers are facing a significant backlog in settling outstanding first-round matches on Wednesday. With the weather set to improve dramatically and the mid-Sunday already in place providing a buffer, the Championship are confident of avoiding major disruptions to the schedule later in the week.

Under Wimbledon rules, refunds are possible if less than an hour has been played. More than 15,000 people can now apply for a refund of their money, with Tuesday’s Wimbledon bill estimated at £400,000. It is likely that the refunds will be covered by insurance.

The 67 games canceled due to rain on Tuesday include ten that were postponed from Monday’s opening game. Some viewers seemed confused by the cancellations and suggested that more could have been done to explain to viewers that all promotions have been cancelled.

For example, there was no message on the Henman Hill scoreboard that the game was suspended.

Unfortunately, there are again slight concerns about the weather today as changeable conditions are expected throughout the morning and into the early afternoon. The game operation on the outdoor courts has already been postponed to 11.30 a.m.

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The saving grace, of course, are the two covered show pitches, where ticket holders – who were even luckier than usual this week – should be able to get a full schedule of matches.

The atmosphere on Center Court should be sizzling from the start when Brit Jodie Burrage takes on Russian Daria Kasatkina. Iga Swiatek, the world number 1, comes to a duel with Sara Sorribes Tormo, the number two seeded Novak Djokovic is third.

Daniil Medvedev starts on the No 1 Court against 20-year-old Briton Arthur Fery. Another home favourite, Heather Watson, then meets Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova. Last year’s inferior semi-finalist, Jannik Sinner.


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