Wimbledon Day 3: Tomljanovic and Popyrin in action
Six Australian players remain in the Wimbledon singles draw, with Ajla Tomljanovic and Alexei Popyrin featuring on day three.
Ajla Tomljanovic and Alexei Popyrin will carry Australian hopes on day three at Wimbledon, with Court 12 the place to be for visiting Aussie fans.
Tomljanovic opens play at 8pm AEST against former world number one and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka.
It will be the pair’s second meeting, with Azarenka winning the first in straight sets four years ago on clay in Madrid.
“I think it’s actually a tough second round, after beating a seed,” said Tomljanovic, who beat 2018 quarterfinalist and 29th seed Daria Kasatkina in round one.
“I’m going to have to bring my A-game.”
Popyrin, who came through qualifying, follows his compatriot onto court when he takes on Russian 11th seed Daniil Medvedev for the first time.
“I give myself a decent shot against anybody, honestly,” Popyrin said after his opening win over Pablo Carreno Busta.
“If not, if you don’t give yourself a decent shot, then why are you even out there?”
Aussies in action – day three
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v Victoria Azarenka (BLR), Court 12, first match (8pm AEST start)
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v  Daniil Medvedev (RUS), Court 12, second match
 Ash Barty (AUS)/Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v Storm Sanders (AUS)/Lidziya Marozava (BLR), Court 17, third match
Arina Rodionova (AUS)/Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) v Darija Jurak (CRO)/Katarina Srebotnik (SLO), Court 7, third match
Monique Adamczak (AUS)/Ellen Perez (AUS) v  Demi Schuurs (NED)/Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER), Court 14, fourth match
[WC] Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)/Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/Purav Raha (IND), Court 18, fourth match
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Matt Reid (AUS) v Federico Delbonis (ARG)/Andres Molteni (ARG), Court 6, second match
Matthew Ebden (AUS)/Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Filip Krajinovic (SRB)/Dusan Lajovic (SRB), Court 8, third match
John-Patrick Smith (AUS)/Ken Skupski (GBR) v Jay Clarke (GBR)/James Ward (GBR), Court 15, third match