There is no shortage of examples of Iga Swiatek being told how to play, how to behave or even how to wear her hat.

It's an opinions game they'll counter, the only problem being that when everyone has a view, about virtually everything, what currency do they hold?

Facts are sacred, of course, and Swiatek is indisputably a five-time Grand Slam champion, aged just 23.

Perhaps things reached a nadir when Jimmy Arias, a one-time Grand Slam semi-finalist, got particularly piqued about Swiatek's peak.

"I don’t think she’s been great for women’s tennis," he fumed. "She wears her hat so low that you can’t even see her face or her eyes during a match, I want to see her personality."

Swiatek's won four of the last five tournaments at Roland-Garros and will start red-hot favourite for the Olympics there too but the top seed's Wimbledon record remains work in progress. In five appearances she has won 11 matches, her best return a defeat in last year's quarter-final.

Second round rival, Croatia's Petra Martić, is also not lover of the green stuff and Wimbledon's sometimes faulty AI predictor gave her just a seven percent chance of winning.

That was perhaps a little unfair but Swiatek was always value for her 6-4 6-4 win, with a shout of 'come on' she brought up three match points but needed just one to ink her place against Yulia Putintseva in the third round.

Elena Rybakina, the women's champion two years ago, is another much criticised player, famously struggling to smile after her 2022 success, the beaten finalist, Ons Jabeur, joking: "I need to teach her how to celebrate."

However, reserved works for Rybakina, although the number four seed allowed herself a glimmer of a smile after her 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over Germany's Laura Siegemund.

Elsewhere in the women’s draw, No.5 seed Jessica Pegula was stunned by unseeded Chinese player Wang Xinyu – who now meet British star Harriet Dart in the next round.

And on the men’s side, No.7 seed Hubert Hurkacz retired hurt at match point down against lower-ranked Arthur Fils while Great Dane Holger Rune toppled Samba star Thiago Seyboth Wild in four sets.