Male top seeds win at Wimbledon, Cilic out

07 July, 2018, 02:29 | Author: Amy Huff
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Two more members of the women's top 10 have fallen, with Madison Keys - seeded 10th - being upset by Evgeniya Rodina and No. 9-seeded Venus Williams falling to No. 20 Kiki Bertens.

Serena Williams, the seven-time Wimbledon victor, is seeded 25th after her tentative return from the birth of her first child. I thought I did very well today.

Ekaterina Makarova came out on top of Lucie Safarova 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; while Camila Girogi survived Katerina Siniakova to advance to the Round of 16.

For the first time in the Open era, fewer than four top 10 seeds have made the Wimbledon fourth round.

The Croat was stunned 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 by Argentina's world No.82 Guido Pella in three hours 12 minutes.

She joins defending champion Garbine Muguruza, world number two Caroline Wozniacki, two-time champion Petra Kvitova and US Open victor Sloane Stephens in falling in the first week.

Australian 17th seed Ashleigh Barty reached the third round for the first time with a 6-4, 7-5 win over fellow former Wimbledon junior champion Eugenie Bouchard.

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

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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.

Federer won the opening two sets with a single break in each and he seized two in set number three to book his place in the last 32 in style.

Roger Federer and South African world No.8 Kevin Anderson were joined in the third round by world No.1 Rafael Nadal and fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday.

"I'm happy to be through".

Nadal will be up against the promising Alex de Minaur, who beat Pierre Hugues Herbert 6-2, 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-3.

Keys, who was the US Open runner-up a year ago, crashed out 7-5 5-7 6-4 to the Russian on a baking hot Court Three.

Adrian Mannarino came through in five sets against Daniil Medvedev, winning 6-4 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-3 to set up a clash with Federer.

Keys added: "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".

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