Roger Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Roger Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Roger Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

Defending champion Roger Federer was again on great form as he comfortably beat Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.

After Makarova edged out a tight first set, the Dane looked to have recovered by producing the flawless response, taking the second set 6-1.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters returned to win the 2009 US Open, while Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley won majors after giving birth in an era when the physical demands on players were less intense.

"Sometimes your serve matches up better against certain players", he said. "It's definitely been a challenge that I have had to deal with, where all of a sudden, I'm the one that's supposed to win and people are playing with nothing to lose and playing their best tennis".

"I'm happy to be back at Wimbledon. I clearly enjoy the path more where it comes easier, not wasting too much energy is always nice", said the Swiss.

"I felt it's an opportunity missed", he said. Making her 21st Wimbledon appearance, 38-year-old Venus is the oldest woman in this year's tournament.

"I mean, it just gives even more props to her, honestly", said Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up past year and a French Open semifinalist last month.

"I'm getting there, I'm not there yet but I expect to get there not only for Wimbledon but for tournaments in the future". The second seed complained about the nuisance the ants were causing and perhaps suffered as a result because she lost to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 4-6, 6-1, 5-7.

Struff, quoted in German Bild, said: "I played a good match against Federer in Melbourne". "It's interesting, because I don't even scout as much, because when I watch them play, it's a totally different game than when they play me". It's just about winning the match.

No. 3 Marin Cilic also lost on Thursday, becoming the third of the men's top-10 seeds to go out.

Keys will be looking to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the 10th time in her most recent 12 attempts, while the same feat would be a career first for Rodina. The boy I think was OK but I hit a girl a little lower in the abdomen.

Pliskova will next face 29th-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu, after the Romanian defeated British wildcard Katie Swan 6-0, 6-3.

In the men's draw, Canadian Milos Raonic overcame a hard-fought, triple-tie-break battle to defeat Australian John Millman 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4).

The 2004 champion Sharapova was cruising to victory at one stage on Court Two with a set and 5-2 lead before qualifier Diatchenko shrugged off a back injury to win 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-4 after more than three hours of tense action.

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