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The Championships, Wimbledon to Play on Middle Sunday for the Fourth Time in History

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Due to heavy rain this week, the conclusion of the Third Round of The Championships, Wimbledon 2016 will be played tomorrow, Sunday, July 3. This marks the fourth time ever and first time since 2004 that the Wimbledon Championships will be played on Middle Sunday.

ESPN’s exclusive first-to-last ball coverage continues Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET with the below Third Round matches on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

WatchESPN will stream the following 12 courts:
6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Centre Court, No.1 Court, No.2 Court, No.3 Court, Court 5, Court 6, Court 7, Court 9, Court 10, Court 11, Court 12, Court 18

Highlights for Sunday include:

  • Americans Coco Vandeweghe (first-on) and defending champion Serena Williams (second-on) on Centre Court,
  • Tomas Berdych (third-on) on Centre Court,
  • American rising star Sloane Stephens (first-on) on No.1 Court,
  • Nick Kyrgios (second-on) on No.1 Court, resuming a tied match vs. Feliciano Lopez at one set all with the winner facing Andy Murray in Round Four
  • and American John Isner on No.2 Court resuming a lead over France’sJo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-7 (5-9)
Time (ET) Matchups Court(s) Network(s)
6:30 a.m.
(first-on)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) [27] vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA) [6]
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Annika Beck (GER)
Alexander Zverev (GER) [24] vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE) [10]
Centre Court ESPN2, WatchESPN
Sloane Stephens (USA) [18] vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [13]
Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [15] vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [22]
Jiri Vesely (CZE) vs. Joao Sousa (POR) [31]
No.1 Court ESPN2, WatchESPN
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) [11] vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) [21]
John Isner (USA) [18] vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [12]
Malek Jaziri (TUN) / Lukas Rosol (CZE) vs. Bob Bryan (USA) [2] / Mike Bryan (USA) [2] (Second Round)
Madison Keys (USA) / Sloane Stephens (USA) vs. Timea Babos (HUN) [5] / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) [5] (First Round)
No.2 Court ESPN2, WatchESPN