Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbiñe Muguruza

Federer and Williams cruised into the third round with straight-sets victories on Wednesday (Thursday NZ time), looking at home on the Centre Court where they have won 15 titles between them. In addition, Roger has won 26 sets in a row at Wimbledon which is his second-longest streak at the All England Club after 2005-06 when he grabbed 34.

Asked if her wealth of Wimbledon experience was a key factor, Venus said: "I'd love to have that extra advantage".

The Canadian 13th seed prevailed 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (7/4), relying on his bullet serve to emerge victorious from a predictably attritional Court Two contest.

Querrey's fellow American Madison Keys, seeded 10th, celebrated US Independence Day with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum. While Donna Vekic beat Rebecca Peterson 7-5 6-4 and Yanina Wickmayer saw off Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-3.

British teenager Katie Swan, who won her first ever match at Wimbledon on Monday, was no match for 29th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu as the 19-year-old fell to a 6-0 6-3 defeat.

Lacko had probably hoped he could throw some curve balls Federer's way after enjoying a run to the Eastbourne final at the weekend.


Williams, however, was rarely challenged on her own serve and is now through to the last 32.

A return to Wimbledon for the 2016 finalist seems to have given Raonic a boost.

While Williams made her Wimbledon debut 20 years ago and has reached nine All England Club finals, Tomova is playing the main draw for the first time.

On the women's side, No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki suffered a stunning upset loss at the hands of Russian opponent Ekaterina Makarova.

Five-time champion Venus Williams once again dropped the opening set but again dominated the rest of the match to win.

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