Canadian Milos Raonic rolls into third round at Wimbledon

Canadian Milos Raonic rolls into third round at Wimbledon

Canadian Milos Raonic rolls into third round at Wimbledon

In his 20th Wimbledon appearance, top seed Federer, a 20-time major victor, is bidding to become only the second player to claim nine singles titles at the All England Club after Martina Navratilova. "I felt good, less nervous than in the first round", Federer said.

Federer and Williams cruised into the third round with straight-sets victories on Wednesday, looking at home on the Centre Court where they have won 15 titles between them.

"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".

Wozniacki's defeat by Ekaterina Makarova together with Sloane Stephen's first-round defeat on Monday means Simona Halep will remain as world number one even if she too joins the long list of title contenders to bite the dust.

Keys, the runner-up to close friend Sloane Stephens at the US Open last year, made the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 2015 but was knocked out in the second round last year by Simona Halep.

Outside of the Williams sisters, who have 12 Wimbledon titles between them, Keys is viewed as the next likely U.S. champion at the All England Club.

"Everyone had told me I was going to love it and all that", she said. "I was fortunate to get through that tiebreaker on two well-played points".

Seven-times champion Serena Williams moved up a gear at Wimbledon to beat Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1 6-4 on Wednesday and reach the third round.

"It was better than the first round".

Five-time champion Venus Williams battled into the third round with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 win over Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru.

After the 36-year-old American won the 2017 Australian Open, five different players won the next five women's majors.

Making her 21st Wimbledon appearance, 38-year-old Venus is the oldest woman in this year's tournament. If that's working for me I'm all for it.

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.

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