While Americans everywhere are eating BBQ, jumping into pools and celebrating their country's independence, players from the United States are showing their patriotism on court at Wimbledon.
On Wednesday, a slew of Americans took the court. Leading the charge, Sam Querrey scored a win over Sergiy Stakhovsky in straight sets.
Sam Querrey continues his strong form on the grass with a 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory against S. Stakhovsky to reach R3 at Wimbledon!— USTA (@usta) July 4, 2018
He's now 11-2 in his last three trips to the All England Club.
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Afterwards, he was asked how to felt to win on the 4th of July.
"I mean, it's pretty cool. It's not really something I think about when I'm out there," he said. "You don't really realize it when you're here. It makes it a little nicer, I guess, to win a match on the 4th of July."
The same day, Venus Williams came back from a set down to beat Alexandra Dulgheru. It's already her best showing at a Grand Slam in 2018, having fallen in the first round at the Australian Open and French Open.
Madison Keys had a very comfortable straight-set victory against Luksika Kumkhum. It's her fourth time getting to the third round in London.
Mackenzie McDonald played an epic match against Nicholas Jarry, scraping by in the fifth set 11-9 to reach his first-ever Grand Slam third round.
WHAT A WIN FOR MACKIE!— SI Tennis (@SI_Tennis) July 4, 2018
The 2016 NCAA individual champion (UCLA) ????????Mackenzie McDonald beats Nicolas Jarry 7-6, 5-7, 3-6, 6-2, 11-9 to reach the second round of a Slam for the first time.
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Serena Williams overtook Viktoriya Tomova, 6-1, 6-4, setting up a third round with Kristina Mladenovic.
The former world No. 1 was also asked about playing on Independence Day.
"You know, I just spent my whole life, was raised in America, Compton, California. I have wonderful memories of growing up, being able to have an opportunity to play tennis and to travel the world," she said. "I'm really grateful for that."
Bethanie Mattek-Sands didn't play on Wednesday, but she still showed off her love for her home country.
Sloane Stephens did too, even though she was already out of the tournament.
As did Fed Cup hero CoCo Vandweghe, who's not only out of Wimbledon but injured her ankle in her opener.
More Americans are in action on Thursday including the likes of Jared Donaldson, Sachia Vickery, John Isner, Alison Riske and Taylor Townsend.
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