Williams Sisters, Federer Advance

Doug Mendoza
July 8, 2018

It is not quite the end for Roger Federer and Serena Williams on the lawns of Wimbledon - how could it be when both remain pre-eminent? - but there is this year the sense of an ending.

Williams sisters Serena and Venus were also in action on Wednesday and booked their slots in the third round.

"She also played very well from the baseline, she is always tough to beat". That time, Bertens wasted three match points and lost.

The thousands of tennis fans who camp out overnight each year in Wimbledon's famous queue might get a reward bigger than the tickets that they covet - a chance to meet Roger Federer.

"Sometimes your serve matches up better against certain players", he said. She was joined in the third round minutes later by 10th-seeded Madison Keys of the United States, who dispatched Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand 6-4, 6-3.

Novak will next face 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic, who hit 34 aces in his 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) victory over John Millman.

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Williams was almost as good, losing just five of 32 points on her first serve in a 6-1, 6-4 win over Viktoriya Tomova.

At one point, Federer had won 35 consecutive points on his serve as Lacko simply struggled to contend with the reigning and defending Wimbledon champion.

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"Against big servers who go for a lot it's always hard to find rhythm and be sure that you are in driver's seat until the match is over", Federer said after his 175th grasscourt win.

Serena raced away with the first set and although Tomova, ranked 135 in the world, hung around slightly longer in the second, Serena completed a comprehensive 6-1, 6-4 win.

Among the 15,000 people on Centre Court were his two sets of twins. No matter how much I worked out, no matter how much I did, it didn't work for me.

He said he "felt good" and "less nervous" than he did in his previous match, his first-round win over Dušan Lajović on Monday.

Is there any hope for the rest of the men's draw?

The 23-Grand-Slam-titleholder is looking in the best form we've seen her in since the birth of her daughter, and she's building her confidence in each round.

A key tactical shift is that Federer is mixing things up very well in comparison to Halle and Stuttgart, where he was more prone to hitting flat or topspin shots. It was her 16th straight victory at Wimbledon, although she missed last year's tournament while pregnant.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson wrapped up his rain-interrupted match against Andreas Seppi on Court Two winning 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-4.

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