Daniilidou past first round at Wimbledon

Leading Greek tennis player Eleni Daniilidou advanced to the second round at Wimbledon yesterday after defeating Argentinean opponent Gisela Dulko in three sets, 5-7, 6-3, 8-6. The game began on Monday but was interrupted by rainfall. It was Daniilidou’s best Wimbledon outing to date in women’s singles competition. The 24-year-old, currently ranked 47th in the world, reached the fourth round in 2002. Dulko, ranked 36 in the world, has made it as far as the third round at Wimbledon on two occasions, in 2004 and 2006. Daniilidou wil now face the Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova, ranked 25, in the second round. Cyprus’s Markos Baghdatis, the world’s number 16, and Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis, number 82, started play in their first-round game late last night.

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