How it happened: Manic day of action at Wimbledon returns six British wins

Eleven British players were in singles action, with six reaching the second round

Jack Draper, Heather Watson and Ryan Peniston were winners on a day full of British action (PA Images/PA)
Jack Draper, Heather Watson and Ryan Peniston were winners on a day full of British action (PA Images/PA)

It was a busy day for British hopes at Wimbledon on Tuesday as 11 home players were in action in the first round.

Here, the PA news agency tracks how the day unfolded.

1.03pm: It was a great start for the Britons as Ryan Peniston, who has had an excellent grass court season, marked his Wimbledon debut with a 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over Henri Laaksonen.

1.23pm:Katie Swan became the first casualty of the day as she was beaten 4-6 6-4 6-4 by Marta Kostyuk. In a match that was postponed on Monday, Swan took the opening set, but the Ukrainian came back.

1.57pm: There was more disappointment as Jay Clarke exited to Christian Harrison in a contest that started on Monday. The British number seven went down 7-6 (3) 6-1 7-6 (6).

2.16pm: A hat-trick of British losses was completed with defeat for Sonay Kartal. The Brighton player had her opponent changed at short notice due to a withdrawal but suffered a 6-4 3-6 6-1 loss to Dutch lucky loser Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.

3.41pm:Heather Watson stopped the rot with an impressive win on Court One. In another match that could not be finished on Monday, Watson came back to win the deciding set against Tamara Korpatsch to seal a 6-7 (7) 7-5 6-2 success.

3.43pm:Paul Jubb fell just short in an epic five-set battle with Nick Kyrgios. Jubb put up a valiant fight against the Australian but eventually succumbed to a 3-6 6-1 7-5 6-7 (3) 7-5 loss.

5.47pm: It was a memorable day for Jack Draper as he recorded his maiden grand slam victory, beating Belgian Zizou Bergs with an impressive 6-4 6-4 7-6 (4) win.

Jack Draper celebrates his first win at Wimbledon (Adam Davy/PA)

6.49pm:: Alastair Gray produced an unexpected British victory, marking his grand slam singles debut by seeing off 2018 Wimbledon boys’ singles champion Tseng Chun-hsin 6-3 6-3 7-6 (3).

8.09pm: The biggest surprise of the day came late on when British number two Dan Evans lost in straight sets to Jason Kubler. The Australian, 29, was making just his second appearance at Wimbledon and first since 2018 but hammered Evans 6-1 6-4 6-3.

8.38pm:: Liam Broady kept the wins rolling in, getting past Lukas Klein in five sets. It took three hours and 30 minutes but the world number 132 won 4-6 6-3 7-5 6-7 (2) 6-3.

8.50:Katie Boulterensured the day would end on a winning note as she became the sixth British success. Boulter, on her way back from injury, had too much for Frenchwoman Clara Burel, winning 7-5 6-3.

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