Week 2 of Wimbledon is well underway and headlines continue to be made each day as the men and women race towards the coveted grand slam title.
The beginning of Wimbledon's second week is known as "Manic Monday" when all 16 remaining players in the men's and women's draws compete and there were lots of exciting matches and results to be seen throughout the tournament grounds. When play resumed on Monday there were more men older than 30 than younger for the first time in the Open era. In addition to this amazing stat, only four seeds from the top 10 have survived - Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Kei Nishikori - the fewest since 2008. This means that we are certain to see at least one unseeded player in the quarter-finals for the first time in four years.
Rafael Nadal, who is playing for the first time since clinching the record-extending 12 French Open title last month, made short work of Sousa as he targets a first final appearance at the All England Club since 2011. Eight time champion Roger Federer saw his way to victory and, despite the surprising upsets of seeds, many are anticipating Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal to all compete until they meet each other for the men's title.
On the women's side Coco Gauff's Wimbeldon fairytale finally came to an end with a fourth-round defeat by 7 seed Simona Halep. The 15-year-old American qualifier had taken the tournament by storm after her first round win against Venus Williams, but her remarkable run was halted 6-3, 6-3 by Romanina's Halep on Monday. In other big news, women's world No. 1 and French Open champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia fell to American Alison Riske 6-3, 2-6, 3-6.
Riske, who is the current world No. 55, said she was "proud" of herself after reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in a major grand slam tournament. "I couldn't begin to say what it means to me," she told BBC Sport. "To have overcome the matches the way I have is what I'm most excited about." Riske will be in an All-American quarter final as she faces seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams who wasted little time in her match against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro winning 6-2, 6-2 and looking like a real threat to the rest of the field. Williams is also playing mixed doubles with two-time men's champion Andy Murray and she says its good for her game. "I think so, I really need the matches and what better a person to play at wimbledon with than Andy Murray, so I'm really excited."
Third seed Karolina Pliskova was another casualty on Monday after losing to fellow Czech Karolina Muchova 6-4, 5-7, 11-13. The women's side is as exciting as ever with all players left potential contenders to lift the crown. You can catch live action at the tournament here. To keep up to date on all the action, be sure to subscribe to our social media channels.