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Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal ease into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Andy Murray's hip looks just fine. The defending champion advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by beating Dustin Brown of Germany 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Meanwhile, Venus Williams has come back to win and reach the third round after dropping the opening set against Wang Qiang.

Venus Williams survives a scare to advance on women's side

20-year-old Francoise Abanda couldn't capitalize after winning the first set, falling 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in the 2nd round 1:53

Andy Murray's hip looks just fine.

The defending champion advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by beating Dustin Brown of Germany 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Murray entered the tournament with questions about his hip after skipping two exhibition matches last week. But he has lost only 14 games so far, seven in each of his opening two matches at the All England Club.

The two-time champion will next face 28th-seeded Fabio Fognini.

Venus comes back

Venus Williams has come back to win and reach the third round after dropping the opening set against Wang Qiang of China.

Williams powered her way through the final set to pull out the 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory. She wound up with more than twice as many winners as her opponent, 43 to 20.

This is Williams' first tournament since a two-car crash police say she caused in Florida on June 9. A 78-year-old passenger in the other vehicle died about two weeks later.

Williams also beat Wang at the French Open in May. The 55th-ranked Wang has never been to the third round at a Grand Slam tournament.

Williams owns seven major titles, including five at Wimbledon. Wednesday's match was her 97th in the main draw at the All England Club, breaking a tie with her sister Serena for the most among active players.

Nadal wins

Rafael Nadal has won 26 consecutive Grand Slam sets after a 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Donald Young.

Two-time champion Nadal is into the third round at the All England Club for the first time since 2014 — and only the second since losing to Novak Djokovic in the 2011 final.

Nadal did not drop any of the 20 sets he played en route to winning his record 10th French Open championship last month. And both of his Wimbledon match victories this week have come in straight sets.

Nadal will play 30th-seeded Karen Khachanov on Friday.

Subban and Djoker

Novak Djokovic is apparently a hockey fan — and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban is apparently a fan of the tennis star.

Three-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic sent out a tweet with a photo of the two athletes together and said he is happy to have Subban in town to watch him play at the All England Club.

Djokovic is scheduled to play his second-round match on Thursday against Adam Pavlasek of the Czech Republic.

Subban helped the Predators reach last season's Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Canadian Abanda falls short

Montreal's Francoise Abanda lost in three sets to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko on Wednesday in the second round of Wimbledon's women's tournament.

Ostapenko topped the Canadian 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 5-3, in a match that took one hour 56 minutes.

Although Abanda had 21 unforced errors to Ostapenko's 31, the Latvian dominated play at the net.

In men's doubles action, Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil and his partner Julien Benneteau of France beat Argentina's Nicolas Kicker and Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

Toronto's Daniel Nestor and France's Fabrice Martin also advanced, topping Brazil's Rogerio Dutra da Silva and Thomaz Bellucci 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Medvedev apologizes for throwing coins at ump

Daniil Medvedev apologized for expressed his anger after throwing some coins at the foot of the chair umpire's chair after losing his second-round match.

Medvedev, an unseeded Russian who beat Stan Wawrinka in the first round, lost to Ruben Bemelmans 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round.

After the match ended, both players shook hands with chair umpire Mariana Alves. Medvedev then grabbed his wallet and pulled out some coins and tossed them toward the chair.

"I was just frustrated — it has no meaning, I apologize," Medvedev said following the match.

The Russian expressed his frustration after losing to Ruben Benelmens by pulling out his wallet and tossing coins towards the umpire. 1:19

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