Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams, Roger Federer & Venus Williams in action on Friday

Doug Mendoza
July 6, 2018

The showcase was such an oddity that Serena Williams' older sister, Venus, a five-time Wimbledon champion, said she "was really overjoyed" when she saw the schedule.

American Serena Williams cruised to a straight set victory over Viktoriya Tomova on Wednesday to advance to the third round at Wimbledon.

"I think (what's) important when you want to serve well is your point-for-point mentality, saying, maybe, 'The first point is as important as a break point, ' so the concentration is the same, " Federer explained.

"It's not easy to play someone you haven't played, and I'm sure she's seen me play a lot, so she was extremely competitive", she added.

In total, the eight-time champion lost just nine of 61 points on his serve and broke Lacko five times, including with a forehand victor to close out the match.

"It was better than the first round".

That match was briefly interrupted by a swarm of flying ants.

I also watched some of the match I played against him past year.

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Five-time champion Venus Williams battled into the third round with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 win over Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru.

The 36-year-old, whose winning run encompasses her Wimbledon titles in 2015 and 2016, missed the grass-court Grand Slam last year while she prepared to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia in September. She will face the victor of Tatjana Maria vs. Kristina Mladenovic in the third round. It was her earliest exit at a Slam since a first round defeat at the 2010 Australian Open. Leyland got a meeting with Wimbledon officials and told them, "I love your championship, I love your tradition, but this gender inequity is one tradition that you need to change", Leyland said Wednesday in a telephone interview.

Wickmayer said she did not care how she was addressed.

Wozniacki crashed out after being beaten by Ekaterina Makarova.

The Dane fought to the bitter end against the tenacious Russian, but she finally succumbed on the sixth match point after an absorbing clash lasting two hours and nine minutes.

But she didn´t look her age in making it 89 career match wins at Wimbledon by demolishing Dulgheru in the final two sets. It's just about winning the match.

Agnieszka Radwanska, who made the final in 2012, was beaten in straight sets by Lucie Safarova.

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