Williams vs. Ostapenko at Wimbledon as court questions arise

Murray became just the third player in the Open era after Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer to reach 10 consecutive quarter-finals at a single Grand Slam after he defeated Benoit Paire 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4.

Sixth seed Konta won 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 on Court One to reach her third Grand Slam quarter-final.

"I'm not suggesting that it is", said Murray on Monday after his straight-sets win over Benoit Paire on Centre Court. I've done a good job so far, and I'm moving well.

"And I said, "Well, it wasn't, but that could turn out to be a really important match because I get a chance tomorrow to play better and let's see what happens".

But it was Venus Williams who was given the pride of place to start proceedings on Centre Court, where she was pitched against an opponent nearly half her age.

Querrey, the U.S. 24th seed who knocked out Novak Djokovic in 2016, made the quarter-finals for a second successive year with a 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-7 (13/11), 6-3 over unseeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Serving out the first game imperiously to love, Williams moved her opponent from side to side before breaking Konjuh to go up 5-3 and closing out the set without difficulty.

For top seed Murray, it is the 10th year in a row he has got through to the quarters at the grass court tournament in south-west London.

Lendl agreed that it had been hard for the world No 1 to get into a rhythm, especially given the unconventional games of Bublik and Brown, but insisted: "Andy is hitting it better and cleaner every practice now and getting his timing back and rhythm back".

After Sunday's rest day, the Big Four in men's tennis are all in last-16 action on Manic Monday.

Konta defeated 21st seed Caroline Garcia of France 7-6 4-6 6-4. This is rooted in the fact that this is the last Grand Slam that is being played on grass courts. And to open things up even further, Jelena Ostapenko, the shock French Open victor, powered her way past fourth seed Elena Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (6). "I'm doing well and hopefully will keep it up".

Asked about the scheduling, Wimbledon chief executive Richard Lewis said: "You've got this fantastic era for men's tennis".

The tournament is made up of five events: Men's singles (128 players), women's singles (128 players), men's doubles (64 teams), women's doubles (64 teams), and mixed doubles (48 teams).

It was Murray's second straight match against a unsafe shot-maker capable of dazzling strikes and debilitating self-sabotage.

Meanwhile the new French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko was on the 1,000-seater Court 12 show court.

"I'm just honestly very happy and blessed that I didn't injure myself that much".

Kerber was beaten 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 by Spanish 14th seed Garbine Muguruza as the German's fourth round exit extended a miserable run for last year's Wimbledon runner-up. "[Watching] when Muller has match points, to see what Rafa is going to come up with".

For Paire, the main positive, as well as a first fourth-round appearance at Wimbledon, was finishing the tournament free of fines.

Rybarikova, who beat Pliskova in the second round, defeated Petra Martic of Croatia 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 and advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time.

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