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Federer, Serena in master class act as Wozniacki crashes

Federer GETTYFederer won his opening match in straight sets
Kristopher Love | 07 July, 2018, 03:04

"Every time when I see an article or a video, especially which I enjoy a lot, I see something about the queue, I hear what they say, how excited they are about Wimbledon", he said.

Two straightforward, straight-sets victories sets up her third round contest with World No. 120, Rodina.

Roger Federer might've cruised through to the third round of Wimbledon with a straight sets victory against Lukas Lacko, but the legend was entirely a happy man.

The 36-year-old destroyed Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-4 6-4 6-1 in 90 minutes on Centre Court.

"I´m getting there. I expect to get there, not only for Wimbledon but for the tournaments in the future".

After holding her first service game, Tomova would not win another until the second set as Williams powered through five games in succession to take the opener.

On the evidence of his ruthless demolition of Slovakian world number 73 Lacko, it will take something special to stop Federer making more Wimbledon history.

At one point, Federer had won 35 consecutive points on his serve as Lacko simply struggled to contend with the reigning and defending Wimbledon champion.

That direction is into the third round without dropping a set, although the 25th seed is yet to be truly tested, despite a trickier first-round encounter against Arantxa Rus.

"I was actually into it at the end".

Former world number one Angelique Kerber said she was looking forward to her first grasscourt meeting with 18th seed Naomi Osaka in the third round of Wimbledon.

"I am happy with how I am hitting the ball and concentration on my own service games and I am able to mix it up on return. I felt good out there, less nerves than in the first round", Federer said.

Serena raced away with the first set and although Tomova, ranked 135 in the world, hung around slightly longer in the second, Serena completed a comprehensive 6-1, 6-4 win.

"He gets more efficient it seems the older he gets, he seems timeless, it's remarkable, unexplainable", said Agassi who has won eight Grand Slam titles in a gleeful career and is considered by many to be 'greatest tennis player of all time'.

Backing up a career best Grand Slam run can be hard, though, as the pressure obviously builds and your competitors start preparing for the strengths that Querrey can bring to a grass court.

"It was better than the first round".

Venus next faces Dutch 20th seed Kiki Bertens, who beat Russian world number 107 Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-0.

American 10th seed Madison Keys safely advanced in a 6-4, 6-3 win over Thai player Luksika Kumkhum, while Croatia's Donna Vekic continued her progress with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Swede Rebecca Peterson.

Novak will next face 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic, who hit 34 aces in his 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) victory over John Millman.