Wimbledon 2016: Brit round-up day two

As the rain fell and the sun set on day two, Vavel takes a look at how well the Brits did on day two of Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2016: Brit round-up day two
Tara Moore in action at Wimbledon, Pic: www.planyourcar.com

With day two of Wimbledon at an end, we take a look at the matches involving Brits on Tuesday that managed to take place at SW19 before the heavens opened. 

Moore picks up surprise victory to book second round spot

Tara Moore grabbed the result of the day on the British front, with the world ranked 277th player beating Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck.

Van Uytvanck is ranked 100 places higher than the Brit and went into the match as favourite, but was dominated from the start, eventually losing in straight sets. Moore who had never before won a Grand Slam match before, came out onto court eight with nothing to lose. 

Moore had little trouble in taking the first set, for the loss of only three games, before carrying on from where she left off in the second set, totally outplaying the Belgian to take the second set, losing only two games in the 6-3 6-2 win.

The only other British lady to finish a match today, was Katie Swan. The 17-year-old who is ranked 437th in the world went up against Hungary's Timea Babos, who looked every part the 45th best player in the world, taking control of the match from the outset. 

Swan playing in her first Grand Slam as a senior could not get any momentum against the Hungarian, eventually falling to a 6-2 6-3 defeat.

Britain's Katie Swan (www.sportinglife.com)

Murray wins battle of the Brits on centre court

Liam Broady could not have been particularly happy with his first round draw after being forced to face British number one and world ranked number two Andy Murray.

Having not faced another Brit on the main tour for 10 years, Murray now faced his third in the space of a month in the form of British number six, Broady.  The two men are also good friends thanks to their time together during the successful Davis Cup campaign, meaning that each player knew the other's game well. 

Murray was in no mood for an early round test though, and progressed without too much bother against the younger Brit. Taking the match in straight sets, Murray will now face the same second round opponent he played in 2013 at the same stage in the form of Yen-Hsun Lu.

Liam Broady in action against Andy Murray (www.skysports.com)

The only other completed match today involving British interest, saw Aljaz Bedene go down to French seventh seed Richard Gasquet.

This was never likely to be an easy task for Bedene, with the Frenchman having been a semi-finalist at Wimbledon just last year, and so it proved with Gasquet taking the match in straight sets 6-3 6-4 6-3.