Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Serena Williams through to fourth round at Wimbledon

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Edward Snyder | 07 July, 2018, 02:29

Before her fourth round match at the French Open, she withdrew, but she continued her winning ways at Wimbledon with a win over Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-6.

But Federer, playing his 200th tour-level grass-court match, was not to be denied as he continues his quest to become the first male player to win Wimbledon nine times. Rodina got to match point with a stunning forehand pass played nearly on her knees.

Heather Watson and her partner Tatjana Maria also ensured they had a place in the third round of the women's doubles with a routine 6-3 6-1 win over Raquel Atawo and Anna-Lena Gronefeld.

Struff, who had recovered from 2-0 down to win both of his opening two matches, settled down in the second set and was clearly becoming more comfortable in the alien and daunting environment of Centre.

"Just ran out of time in the end, " Venus said.

Keys was the seventh of the top 10 seeds to lose before the middle Sunday, testimony to the strength of the women's game or confirmation of Johanna Konta's contention after her defeat against Dominika Cibulkova the previous evening that the seedings do not necessarily reflect the quality of the opponent?

Williams and Evgeniya Rodina are the only remaining mothers of the six who had entered this event - and they will face each other in the fourth round Monday. "I think I played much better today", Nadal said.




The 32-year-old has made it to quarterfinals just twice in his career, including an appearance in last year's US Open final, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

After defending champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a shock exit in the second round on Thursday, it was 10th seed Keys' turn to endure an unexpected 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 third round defeat.

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

Earlier on Friday, Gael Monfils advanced to the fourth round for the first time after knocking out last year's semifinalist Sam Querrey 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

Second seed Nadal beat Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4 6-3 6-4 in two hours 23 minutes to advance. Happy for the victory and happy with way I played.

Last year, Venus made two Grand Slam finals and one semi-final, but this term she has failed to get past the third round in any of the three majors.

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