July 7, 2017 / 8:18 PM / 16 days ago

Tennis-Wimbledon round-up from day five

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LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - Round-up of day five at the Wimbledon championships on Friday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko lost her cool at times and scowled across her opponent Camila Giorgi's box where the Latvian later said someone was coughing at vital moments.

"It was just before my serve, somebody started to cough," Ostapenko said. "I think it's a little bit unsportsmanlike. You're in such a high level, and the tournament like Wimbledon, a grand slam, I think people have to understand where they are."

Ostapenko won 7-5 7-5 to book a spot in the fourth round and is now only four wins away from claiming a Paris and London double.

FACT OF THE DAY: At the 2010 championships, American John Isner defeated Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes over three days, the longest ever in tennis history. Isner hit a record 113 aces to see off his opponent with a 6-4 3-6 6-7(7) 7-6(3) 70-68 scoreline on Court 18.

STATISTIC OF THE DAY: Rafael Nadal has now won 28 consecutive completed sets at grand slam events, having won the title at Roland without dropping a set and won all three of his matches at Wimbledon so far this week in straight sets. The Spaniard has matched his own personal record of 28 set victories -- a run that stretched from the quarter-finals at 2010 Wimbledon through to the final at the 2010 U.S. Open.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Former world number one Victorian Azarenka took her game to another level to come back from a set down during her 3-6 6-1 6-4 win over British wildcard Heather Watson. Azarenka, who is returning to tennis after the birth of her son in December, broke her opponent's serve twice in the decider before serving out the match in just over two hours on Centre Court. (Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru)

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