Second Week of Play Starts at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his men's singles match against Australia's Alex de Minaur, on the sixth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — The second week of play has started at Wimbledon.

The only remaining top-10 seeded woman, No. 7 Karolina Pliskova, was trying to avoid further upsets as she faced Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Other early starters included No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia facing Donna Vekic of Croatia and Camila Giorgi of Italy playing Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova.

The so-called “Manic Monday” sees every remaining men’s and women’s singles title challenger play their fourth-round matches, making it one of the busiest days of the championships.

All remaining men’s and women’s singles title challengers are in action, with a Centre Court lineup that includes Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal.

Federer is taking on 22nd-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino before Williams faces Evgeniya Rodina in a matchup of the only two mothers remaining in the tournament. Nadal then plays Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.

On No. 1 Court, three-time champion Novak Djokovic faces Karen Khachanov of Russia.

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, the highest-seeded woman remaining at No. 7, plays Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.