Wimbledon 2018: Federer enters third round
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Wimbledon 2018: Federer enters third round

July 5, 2018

Wimbledon: Defending champion Roger Federer took his streak of consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 26 on Wednesday, reaching the third round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Slovakia’s Lukas Lacko.

The 36-year-old is now on his joint second longest streak of sets won at Wimbledon — his best was 34 between the third round in 2005 to the 2006 final.

Next up for Federer is a third round tie against 39-year-old Croatian Ivo Karlovic or German world number 64 Jan-Lennard Struff. In the other men’s Singles second round matches, M. Raonic beat J. Millman 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6(4), G. Monfils beat P. Loren 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), Sam Querry beat S. Satkhovsky 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3, while D. Novak beat L. Pouille 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-2.

Serena Williams wins

Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win at Wimbledon as the seven-time champion routed Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday.

Williams was in dominant mood on Centre Court, brushing aside Tomova in just 66 minutes with 24 winners and four aces to extend her streak of consecutive match wins at the All England Club.

In the other women’s singles second round matches, K.A. Pliskova beat V.A. Zarenka 6-3, 6-3, K.Mladenovic beat T.Maria 6-2, 6-2, Venus Williams beat A.Dulgheru 4-6, 6-0, 6-1, E.Makarova bt C.Wozniacki 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, while L. Safarova beat A.Radwanska 7-5, 6-4 and M.Buzarnescu beat K.Swan 6-0, 6-3. M. Keys beat L. Kumkhum 6-4, 6-3 to progress further.

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