Wimbledon: Former champion Venus Williams crashes out in third round

Garbiñe Muguruza Wimbledon 2018

Federer's best run at the All England Club is 35 consecutive sets, from 2005 to 2006.

"Of course, I am surprised a little bit", Rodina said afterward, "because I won".

Later Friday, eight-time champion Roger Federer takes on German comeback specialist Jan-Lennard Struff.

It is the biggest win of Pella's career and he is now in the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

Del Potro faces Benoit Paire in the third round after the Frenchman upset 26th-seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov.

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev reached the third round in the men's event by beating Taylor Fritz of the US 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-2 in a match that was suspended a day earlier after the third set.

Bad light on Court One had caused play to be suspended late on Thursday, with fourth seed Zverev struggling and trailing the world number 68 by two sets to one.

Nick Kyrgios, the 15th seed, also advanced in straight sets, beating Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3 6-4 7-5 to book a date with Kei Nishikori, who ousted Kyrgios's fellow Australian Bernard Tomic 2-6 6-3 7-6 (9-7) 7-5.

But the 21-year-old raced away with the last two sets in Friday's bright sunshine.




"I'm happy to be through". I always expect to come out and do the best I can do and that's all I can hope for'.

Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation also reached the fourth round, following up her victory over second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over former semifinalist Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.

Monfils made it through to the fourth round for the first time after beating Sam Querrey.

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.

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Williams has dropped the opening set in both her matches so far and needed to save match points to beat Bertens in Miami this year.

Keys, who has only reached one quarter-final at Wimbledon despite a powerful game, said she had made the mistake of allowing herself to think about a possible fourth-round clash with seven-times champion Serena Williams.

The South African eighth seed reached the third round when he completed a four-set victory over Italy's Andreas Seppi on Thursday.

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