AAP Tennis

Tomic, Kokkinakis win R1 Wimbledon qualies

By AAP Newswire

Bernard Tomic and Thanasi Kokkinakis are through to the second round of qualifying at Wimbledon after contrasting wins on Monday.

Former world No.17 Tomic eased to a 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 win over Italian Matteo Donati.

It was Tomic's first match at the All England Club since being fined $20,000 for admitting he feigned injury and was "a little bored" during his first-round loss last year to Mischa Zverev.

He'll now take on Tomislav Brkic, who ousted fellow Australian Akira Santillan 6-3 7-6 (9-7) for a spot in the last round of qualifying.

It was a tougher day out for Kokkinakis, who flirted with an exit before dispatching world No.140 Marcelo Arevalo.

The injury-prone South Australian dug deep after losing the first set and going to a tie break in the second before prevailing 3-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-4.

He'll next play Kamil Majchrzak.

It was a similar arm wrestle for countryman Alex Bolt who overcame Quentin Halys 7-6 (7-3) 3-6 6-3.

Bolt takes on Alexander Ward in round two.