Confused Bacsinszky plots her way into third round

Sat Jul 2, 2016 9:43am EDT
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By Martyn Herman

LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss 11th seed Timea Bacsinszky roared her way into the Wimbledon third round on Saturday after waking up admitting she had no idea where she was.

Bacsinszky has suffered more than most from the incessant rain delays that have plagued the tournament and had an early-morning appointment to finish off her delayed second-round match against Monica Niculescu.

She had shared the opening two sets with her Romanian opponent on Friday and was 1-0 down in the decider when the rains returned to wash out play.

But after being told by her coach to play like a lion, she reeled off six games in a row on Saturday to set up a third-round clash with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.

"It was new for me. This morning when I woke up at 6:30, I was like, first of all, where am I?  I didn't realize I was in my room. Sometimes it happens when you travel a lot," she told reporters.

"I don't realize where I am, so it happened this morning, too. I was like panicked. Oh, where is everything? Ah, boyfriend is there. This is good. Safe.

"Then I was like, Oof, I have a match to play!"

Bacsinszky said she had never experienced a match being held over since her junior days.   Continued...

Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 30/6/16 Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky celebrates during her match against Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum REUTERS/Paul Childs