Federer gives Wimbledon masterclass; Venus hits back

07 July, 2018, 04:08 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
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Roger Federer extended his flawless winning streak at Wimbledon to 26 consecutive sets as the defending champion crushed Lukas Lacko, while Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win in Wednesday´s second round action.

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

The 36-year-old is the reigning Wimbledon champion and served up a near-perfect performance against second-round victim Lukáš Lacko on Wednesday.

But 27-year-old Dane Wozniacki, the victor at Eastbourne last week, crashed out in a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 defeat to Russia's world number 35 Ekaterina Makarova. "Maybe also the grass helps me just a little bit to get a few more free points than what it would on some other surfaces". I thought I did very well today.

But where Pouille failed, his compatriot Gael Monfils succeeded in a 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) triumph over Italian Paolo Lorenzi.

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".

Centre Court was treated to another display of sensational serving and genius groundstrokes as Federer outmatched Lacko with some of his finest work.

In the third set, Federer broke Lacko in the fifth game to take a commanding 4-1 lead before winning the final two games to finish off the match.

Japan's Naomi Osaka, seeded 18th, hit 24 winners and converted three out of four break points to power past local hope Katie Boulter 6-3 6-4 and reach the third round.

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"Sometimes your serve matches up better against certain players".

United States' 11th seed Sam Querrey also progressed with a 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

Eight-time Wimbledon victor Federer told BBC Sport: "I think I played very well".

He said he "felt good" and "less nervous" than he did in his previous match, his first-round win over Dušan Lajović on Monday.

"I haven't played her in a while".

Five-time champion Venus was a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 victor against Alexandra Dulgheru while seven-time winner Serena defeated Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

In the men's draw, Canadian Milos Raonic overcame a hard-fought, triple-tie-break battle to defeat Australian John Millman 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4).

American Keys kicked off her Fourth of July celebrations with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Thailand's Luksika Kumkhum.

However, Swan crashed out of the tournament losing 6-0, 6-3 to Mihaela Buzarnescu.

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