Judy Dalton direct from Wimbledon - Day 6 review

How the weather has changed. Rain spoilt the schedule today, but it didn’t deter our young Aussie Nick Kyrgios from defeating Jiri Vesely in four sets.  What a great win for Nick. Each was a wildcard into this tournament at the discretion of the tournament committee, which is confident  these two are future stars. They certainly are.  Kyrgios played  a great third set when it appeared things might change for him. Well done. Now is his  chance to challenge one of the best - Rafael Nadal.

Australian great Neale Fraser could not get near the court to watch the match so arranged to have a TV placed in the members' enclosure in a corner so we could watch it. Good move.

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova had routine wins, while Nadal needed four sets. Eugenie Bouchard defeated Andrea Petkovic and now plays Alice Cornet, who caused the biggest upset of the tournament so far in defeating Serena Williams. Strange match under difficult conditions with rain delays then heavy atmosphere.

After a routine first set to Williams, she just lost it at times and looked as though she was about to cry. The last game in the final set was just so "unSerena". She made four terrible mistakes just when you thought she was ready to fight back. Now the question is being asked about both the Williams sisters. Has their time come? I think there is a changing of the guard.

Alison Riske, who played Sharopova, admitted to being was completely mesmerised by the fact that David Beckham was in the Royal Box. She blogged this admission 10 minutes after her match.

New romance – Caroline Wosnascki and Spanish player Felicino Lopez.  Any reference to Rory McIlroy in press conferences is banned. She says she has moved on.

I am off to the WTA party to present Francoise Durr with the Georgina Clark Mother Award tomorrow. As a previous winner - I was the second recipient in 2011 - along with Ann Jones of England, I am presenting the award to her with a speech from Billie Jean King.

JUDY (Tegart) Dalton was a singles finalist at Wimbledon in 1968 and women's doubles champion at Wimbledon in 1969. She was also a two-time Wimbledon mixed doubles finalist.

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