Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Wimbledon: Federer Extends Winning Streak

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The eight-time champion played Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in the first round and won the match in straight sets.

Karolina Pliskova proved too strong for Victoria Azarenka in the battle of former world Nos 1, prevailing 6-3 6-3 in 72 minutes to enter the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career. "You just think it's going to happen by itself, just because you play one good match the day before".

Seven-time champion Serena Williams faced little resistance in her progress to the third round as she overpowered Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4. "It will be much more of a strategic match, I believe, the way Mannarino plays", Federer said.

"I´m getting there. I expect to get there, not only for Wimbledon but for the tournaments in the future".

Wimbledon semi-finalist Sam Querrey made quite a roar when he made his way into the final four past year and looked in the sort of form that was capable of maybe stealing a first major of his career.

The 36-year-old, whose winning run encompasses her Wimbledon titles in 2015 and 2016, missed the grass-court Grand Slam last year while she prepared to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia in September.

It's been an up and down season for Keys, but she has performed well at the majors - she reached last year's US Open final and this year's French Open semis, both of which she lost to compatriot and friend Sloane Stephens.

The 23-time major victor will next face France's Kristina Mladenovic or Germany's Tatjana Maria for a place in the last 16.

Makarova, three days short of her 30th birthday, broke early to take command of the first set.

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Caroline Wozniacki suffered fresh Wimbledon woe as the world number two suffered a shock 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 defeat against Ekaterina Makarova in the second round, before telling the Russian: "You won't go far".

"I played very well. Now I'm cheering for England".

"Actually, I watched the shootout", he said.

Slovakian Lacko, who is ranked 73rd in the world, saved two set points at 5-3 but couldn't prevent Federer from taking the first set on a rapid service game.

The FIFA rankings state Switzerland are the sixth best football team in the world but Federer said his "lethargic" countrymen got what they deserved at the World Cup after they were beaten 1-0 by Sweden.

Italian Fabbiano saved three set points against three-times grand-slam victor Wawrinka in the second set to advance to the third round of a major for just the second time in his career.

The Canadian made 39 unforced errors to Millman's 18, but also turned up the heat when he was required to, firing 67 winners, including 34 aces, to advance.

American Keys kicked off her Fourth of July celebrations with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum. Romanian 29th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu thrashed British teenager Katie Swan, 6-0, 6-3 to extend her remarkable renaissance. She next faces Pliskova.

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