Madison Keys latest seed to exit Wimbledon after Evgeniya Rodina defeat

07 July, 2018, 02:32 | Author: Isabel Grant
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Pliskova is now the only top-10 women's seed through to the second week, with eight others eliminated, and world No.1 Simona Halep looking to join her when she plays Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh on Saturday.

Williams is the fourth former women's champion to get knocked out, joining Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and last year's victor Garbine Muguruza.

Serena gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia in September, while Rodina became a mother to Anna in November 2012.

The 38-year-old American - last year's runner-up at Wimbledon - was the oldest entrant in the women's singles field.

Serena Williams in action against Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria during their third round match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

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.

Keys fired 15 aces in the match but also committed 48 unforced errors.

"The rain coming helped me a lot", the 28-year-old, who had not won a match at Wimbledon in his two previous visits before this year, told BBC Sport. Williams is moving and hitting as if she could do it at the first attempt.

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

Just like in the opening two matches, Roger was the dominant figure on the court, never facing a break point and keeping the pressure on Jan-Lennard with 14 break points he created, converting four to stay in front from start to finish.

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Federer next faces French 22nd seed Adrian Mannarino.

Federer beat Struff in the second round of the Australian Open in January in straight sets.

Cape Town - Kevin Anderson will be confident heading into Friday's Wimbledon third round encounter against German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber.

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. "But I knew if I took my chances today, I could do well".

"I felt good, was up 5-2, and then I feel like I kind of felt my mind go away, and played a couple of sloppy games".

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova defied second round victim Wozniacki's churlish prediction that she wouldn't progress further in the tournament by reaching the last 16.

The defending champion made light work of his first two opponents in SW19 and it was a familiar story today as he clinched a 6-3 7-5 6-2 win.

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

Keys also admitted to being distracted by a potential fourth-round clash with seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.

The American veteran couldn't complete a third consecutive comeback this week with the Dutch 20th seed Bertens prevailing 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 8-6.


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