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Murray cruises into third round of Wimbledon after straight sets win

Andy Murray secured his place in the third round of Wimbledon with a straights sets win on centre court.

The Duchess of Cornwall was in the Royal Box to see the world number two come back after going down a break to Yen-Hsun Lu early in the first set.

Murray became the second Brit to progress to the second round after Dan Evans saw off Alexandr Dolgopolov earlier in the day.

He walked off court to a standing ovation, throwing his towel into the crowd.

Evans, 26, will face Roger Federer in the next round.

After his match he spoke about elitism in the sport, saying that he had not experienced it.

He said: "I'm not from an elitist background. My dad is an electrician, my mum is a nurse. Tennis people come from a good background.

"It's that sort of sport. You don't just need a ball to play tennis. You do need a bit of money to start playing tennis."

He said that was why the Lawn Tennis Association was giving away around 10,000 lessons to encourage people into the sport.

While the Brits both appeared quite calm throughout their matches, SW19 saw some on-court tantrums.

One umpire was branded "horrible" and another threatened with legal action. Serbian Victor Troicki screamed that official Damiano Torella was "horrible" and the "worst in the world", after an overrule gave his opponent Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, a match point.

He lost the match in the next point.

And Frenchman Gilles Simon complained repeatedly about the moisture on Court One throughout his game with Grigor Dimitrov.

He had a heated exchange with referee John Blom about the rain, half-way through the match, which he lost. And later threatened to "sue everyone in the stadium" if he got injured.

British number one Jo Konta lost her second round match against Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 1-6 6-1.

It means Konta is yet to make round three at the All England Club while Bouchard goes through to meet Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova.

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