Madison Keys latest seed to exit Wimbledon after Evgeniya Rodina defeat
07 July, 2018, 02:32 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
World number 2 and defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is still the player to beat at the most prestigious tennis event, reaching the fourth round for the 16th time (16-0 in the third round matches) after a commanding 6-3 7-5 6-3 win over Jan-Lennard Struff in just an hour and 34 minutes.
"It was really tough because I played her in Miami, I had a few match points there and I lost so that was going into my mind sometimes".
Serena Williams and seventh-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova both won on Friday to avoid this year's surprising cull of favourites.
Compatriot Joe Salisbury is also through to round three with his partner Frederik Nielsen after their opponents Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin retired two sets and 3-2 down in the third.
Five-time champion Williams is now the eighth of the top 10 seeds to be knocked out by the opening Friday. She missed last year's tournament while pregnant.
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Only one former champion and one top 10 seed have made the fourth round of the women's singles at Wimbledon.
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The American 25th seed moved into the second week without dropping a set and will next face Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina. I thought I did very well today.
French Open semi-finalist Keys struggled for most of the match as she committed 48 unforced errors in a disappointing display.
Keys lost nine games on the trot from 5-2 up in the first set to 0-4 down in the second.
Three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka was unable to follow up his first round defeat of sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov when he lost 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) to Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano. She then broke back to level the third set at 4-4, but Rodina immediately earned another break and served out the victory.
The world number 64 has had to fight back from two sets to love down in his first two matches to beat Leonardo Mayer and 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic.
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Rodina, a 120th-ranked Russian qualifier, upset Keys 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. "I don't think I did a good job of keeping in the moment and playing the person who was in front of me".
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