Britain`s Johanna Konta leads by a set and 2-1 heading into day three of Wimbledon
June 29, 2016, 3:10 pm     |   Source: Sky News

Johanna Konta was leading when rain ended play early on Tuesday

Johanna Konta will have to return to Wimbledon on Wednesday to complete her opening singles match at this year`s All-England Championships.

The No 16 seed was leading Monica Puig 6-1 2-1 when rain brought a premature end to proceedings on Court No 1.

Konta, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year, raced through the opening set in just 24 minutes, breaking serve three times.

The second set was going with serve when the heavens opened around 5pm at SW19.

Tara Moore en route to beating Alison Van Uytvanck

Her opponent, the 22-year-old from Puerto Rico, is the current world No 36 and reached the last 16 at Wimbledon three years ago.

Meanwhile, there was joy for in-form Brit Tara Moore who beat Belgian Alison van Uytvanck 6-3 6-2 on Court No 8.

It is the first time that the 23-year-old Hong Kong-born Londoner had won a match at a Grand Slam tournament and was her first success in four visits to Wimbledon.

Van Uytvanck, ranked 100 places higher than world No 227 Moore, failed to win any of her seven break point opportunities - including five in one game - during the contest which lasted 112 minutes.

Katie Swan during her singles defeat by Timea Bacsinszky at Wimbledon

The victory means Moore will be guaranteed a £50k cheque for her efforts and will now face the No 13 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in round two.

The two-time Grand Slam winner from Russia beat former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 6-4 under the roof on Centre Court.

However, there was disappointment for teenager Katie Swan who lost 6-2 6-3 to world No 44 Timea Babos.

The 17-year-old from Bristol was no match for the experienced Hungarian who made far fewer errors.

Play was abandoned for the day on all outside courts at 18.20 BST which meant the clash between Heather Watson and Germany`s Annika Beck could not take place. It was originally scheduled to be the fourth match on Court No 2.


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