Published: Sun, July 08, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Wimbledon: Federer to face Lukas Lacko in second round

Wimbledon: Federer to face Lukas Lacko in second round

Wimbledon 2018 progressed into the third day as Roger Federer as well as Serena and Venus Williams progressed into the third round, on the same day that top seeds in the women's draw continued to tumble.

Both Venus and Serena Williams and Roger Federer advanced Wednesday at Wimbledon.

United States player Serena Williams (R) shakes hands after winning against Bulgaria´s Viktoriya Tomova during their women´s singles second round match on the third day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club on July 4, 2018.

Former World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova finally made it to the third round on her seventh visit to Wimbledon after seeing off two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-3. Williams then faces Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova as she goes for a 16th straight match win at the tournament - having missed a year ago while pregnant.

"Also I was excited to wear Uniqlo today". That time, Bertens wasted three match points and lost.

Wimbledon's first week has been characterised by a set of stunning performances and phenomenal upsets.

"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". "You just think it's going to happen by itself, just because you play one good match the day before".

Mladenovic walked through her second-round match in straight sets and has been serving well through the tournament, but this match ought to be in Serena's hands. But three straight-sets wins later and she is the obvious pick to wind up as champion.

"I just learned from that experience, every physical body is different". "Now I'm cheering for England".

England meet Sweden in the quarter-finals on Saturday, a game that could potentially clash with Edmund's fourth-round match, should the British number one make it.

"It's been good. I've never fallen out of love with the sport. We didn't create enough chances".

Federer was quizzed on his new deal after his opening win and he was happy with how it played out.

Canadian Milos Raonic cranked up the fastest serve of the tournament with a 147mph zinger as he downed John Millman in the second round.

"Then it was just emotionally letting go", Williams said.

"Normally by the first reaction of the kid, you can tell how they are, if it hurts. So I really tried to push forward and come closing out the points at the net".

But Williams, 36, and her fellow mothers are doing their best to cope with the stresses of parenthood as they bid to reverse that trend at Wimbledon this week.

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