Male top seeds win at Wimbledon, Cilic out

Dean Simpson
July 7, 2018

In one video, Williams appears to be applying makeup as Alexis plays with her makeup case and grabs different items stuffing them in her mouth.

Eighteen years after winning her first Wimbledon title, Venus was the oldest woman in the tournament, so perhaps it wasn't surprising the 26-year-old Bertens had the greater staying power.

Eight-time champion Roger Federer moved a step closer to a record-breaking Wimbledon title with a straight-sets victory over Jan-Lennard Struff in the third round.

It was easier to play facing a deficit, Keys said - "When you're down a set and 4-0, it's a lot easier to be, like, oh, I probably should play better now and do that" - but she admitted that throughout the final set, stepping up to the baseline to serve had been nerve-wracking every time.

Their defeats means that eight of the women's top 10 at this year's championships have already been knocked out.

She faces another mother in the fourth round Monday (Tuesday NZT): 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation, who upset No. 10 seed Madison Keys of the U.S. "You have to win the last point, and I didn't succeed in that today".

Federer, the only semi-finalist from a year ago left in either of the singles draws, will face France's Adrian Mannarino on Monday.

"Serena is my idol", Rodina said.

Dominic Inglot and Franko Skugor came through to win 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 6-2 in five sets against Fernando Gonzalez and Marcelo Demoliner.

Keys began play on Court 3 with objective and raced into a 5-2 lead in the opening set.

She next faces Italy's Camila Giorgi who saved a match point to beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2.

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.

Serena Williams is back to the Round of 16 for her second consecutive Grand Slam.

"I felt good, was up 5-2, and then I feel like I kind of felt my mind go away, and played a couple of sloppy games".

German fourth seed Alexander Zverev made the third round, seeing off Taylor Fritz of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0/7), 6-1, 6-2 and faces Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis for a spot in the last 16.

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