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Wimbledon day three

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Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - June 30, 2021 Italy's Matteo Berrettini in action during his first round match against Argentina's Guido Pella REUTERS/Paul Childs

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Highlights of day three of the Wimbledon tennis championships on Wednesday (all times GMT):

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Unseeded Alize Cornet crushed fifth-seeded Canadian Bianca Andreescu 6-2 6-1. The Frenchwoman had beaten 2019 U.S. Open champion Andreescu in the last 16 in Berlin this month.

French Open runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the 16th seed, eased past Romania's Ana Bogdan 6-2 6-2 while Karolina Muchova downed Zhang Shuai 6-3 6-3.

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Play on the third day of Wimbledon began on time under cloudy conditions, with the temperature hovering around 15 degree Celsius (59°F).

Canadian fifth seed Bianca Andreescu started her opening match against France's Alize Cornet on Court Two and Italy's Matteo Berrettini began his first-round clash with Argentine Guido Pella on Court Three.

World number one Novak Djokovic, twice champion Andy Murray and Belarusian second seed Aryna Sabalenka are also in action later, all playing their second-round matches on Centre Court.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak and Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge and Ed Osmond

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