World No. 1 players Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova along with British hero Andy Murray lead 11 HEAD racquet rebels into the second week of Wimbledon. The showing for HEAD is one of the best at the majors for the marque of champions. Djokovic will continue the defence of his 2011 All England club title playing against countryman Viktor Troicki for a quarter-final place. "I've been in this position a couple times in my career. I'll be rested and ready for the next challenge," said the top seed.
French Open Champion Sharapova will play Sabine Lisicki, whom she has beaten three times since early 2011. The Russian playing with her YouTek IG Instinct MP, said she is working to win a fifth Grand Slam title. "You can never feel satisfied with whatever you have achieved, you always have to look for something else or you're never going to have any motivation. I always feel like I can be better in anything that I play. That's what gets me going."
Murray needed all of his survival skills to reach the second week as he ended the first week with a victory at the Wimbledon curfew hours of 11 p.m. The fourth seed will now gear up for a match with fellow HEAD racquet rebel Marin Cilic, who needed more than five and a half hours to win his third-round match 17-15 in the fifth set over Sam Querrey.
Murray was focusing on recovery to be ready for week 2. "You can recover, hopefully I'll be fresher," he said after his own three-hour late-night victory against Marcos Baghdatis. "It will be important for me to try to get off to a good start in the match against Cilic. If you are feeling a little bit tired and you go behind, it can be tough to come back."
Another HEAD-to-HEAD battle is set in the men's draw, with Richard Gasquet playing Florian Mayer. Mikhail Youzhny will face Denis Istomin.
In women's matches, Yaroslava Shvedova will try to follow up her golden first set (24 points won) in the fourth round with another winning performance, this time against Serena Williams. Shvedova, quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, said she never even knew she was making history as she played the perfect set, only the second recorded in the past 30 years. "Everything is working, in the shots and everything. I was just so into the game playing one by one and didn't think of anything else."
Tamira Paszek pulled a straight set win over Roberta Vinci winning 6-2, 6-2 and repeated her 2011 Wimbledon quarter-final while Peng Shuai is currently on court against Maria Kirilenko.