35 service points, 26 sets in a row at Wimbledon for Federer

35 service points, 26 sets in a row at Wimbledon for Federer

World No. 1 Roger Federer cruised to a straight set victory against Lukas Lacko on Wednesday to advance to the third round at Wimbledon.

Seven-time champion Serena fired 24 winners past Bulgarian Tomova to post a convincing 6-1 6-4 victory in 66 minutes on Centre Court.

"Now the pep talk is too late anyway", said the 36-year-old, who is five wins away from claiming a record ninth Wimbledon title.

Next opponent Federer will be the German Jan-Lennard, Struff, which pyatisetovy marathon was held by Ivo Karlovic.

In his 20th Wimbledon appearance, top seed Federer, a 20-time major victor, is bidding to become only the second player to claim nine singles titles at the All England Club after Martina Navratilova.

Federer dispatched the Slovakian world No 73 with the minimum of fuss as he continues his immaculate form at the All England Club. "From my end, I'm very happy". The eight-time champion Roger Federer shared a video where he said: '[The] first day at Wimbledon, just walking past court 18, still my favourite match [John] Isner against [Nicolas] Mahut, I still wish it was going on. I created more chances in the second set and was always able to stay pretty clean on my own service game.

While the Centre Court crowd clearly appreciated the sight of Williams in full flow they took a shine to the plucky Tomova who battled hard to make a match of it. Monfils has picked up a very good grass-court win in the first round against Richard Gasquet and then came back from the jaws of defeat with a four set win over Paolo Lorenzi.

"I'm happy if they say whatever they say, as long as it is "game" and my name somewhere, and not "game" and the other name".

"I think (Makarova) played above her level and really raised it and got a little lucky and played well when she needed to".

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It was a bitter defeat for the 27-year-old Dane, who was expected to challenge for the Wimbledon title after winning her maiden Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open in January.

Serena, seeded 25th after her return from maternity leave, faces France´s Kristina Mladenovic for a place in the last 16.

The defending champion extended his set streak at the All England Club to 26 in dispatching Lacko on Wednesday, taking his total court time from two matches to 2 hours, 49 minutes.

"Every time when I see an article or a video, especially which I enjoy a lot, I see something about the queue", the 20-time grand slam victor told reporters after his second-round win over Lukas Lacko.

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

"They're in my mouth and in my hair and everywhere - we need to do something".

Keys said she watched England's last-16 penalty shootout win over Colombia on Tuesday with the injured Laura Robson, and has now backed the Three Lions to win the tournament.

"I want to be here to focus on tennis, not eating bugs". Meanwhile, world number two Caroline Wozniacki suffers shock defeat against Ekaterina Makarova.

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