Wimbledon day 3 highlights

Wimbledon day 3 highlights

Roger Federer extended his flawless winning streak at Wimbledon to 26 consecutive sets as the defending champion crushed Lukas Lacko, while Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win in Wednesday´s second round action.

Eight-time victor Roger Federer, 36, plays German Jan-Lennard Struff last on Centre in round three.

"Now the pep talk is too late anyway", said the 36-year-old, who is five wins away from claiming a record ninth Wimbledon title.

"Federer delivered a Centre Court masterclass lasting 89 minutes as the Swiss star hit 48 winners and 16 aces in his 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 victory".

The next day of the Wimbledon tournament was not completed due to rain.

The 27-year-old second seed was also plagued by a barrage of flying ants during Wednesday's match on Court One, and needed insect repellent to get rid of them. "I thought she had to improve a lot to be a contender after the first game, and after what we saw today, she is a contender".

German Struff outlasted big-serving Karlovic in their second-round match to win 6-7 (5) 3-6 7-6 (4) 7-6 (4) 13-11 in three hours 54 minutes.

"It's a wonderful feeling walking out there, I take every match one at a time, I try to put on a good match, try hard every time, and will never underestimate anybody - that keeps me in check".

"He played very well", Nadal said of his opponent.

The No. 9 seed, at 38 the oldest woman in the draw, came back to beat 141st-ranked qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 after dropping the first set for a second straight match.

Lucas Pouille suffered a shock defeat, going down 6-4 6-2 6-7 (8) 3-6 6-2 to Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak on Court No 18.

Federer said that he hoped to get his famous "RF" logo back from Nike "sooner than later". "I can only be happy with my performance, it was a great match", Slovakian Cibulkova said.

Fellow top-10 seeds Pliskova, Venus Williams and Madison Keys all progressed, while top seed Simona Halep and third seed Garbine Muguruza will play on Thursday, but the draw has been blown even further open by Wozniacki's exit.

Federer unleashed a thunderous forehand to earn the first two break points of the match.

Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro thumped Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-4 6-1 6-2 in 95 minutes to move into the third round. Romanian 29th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu thrashed British teenager Katie Swan, 6-0, 6-3 to extend her remarkable renaissance.

Milos Raonic, the 2016 runner-up, is also through to the third round after winning three tie-breaks against John Millman.

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