Roger Federer beats Lukas Lacko to advance to third round at Wimbledon

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova upset in first round - Article

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova upset in first round - Article

Roger Federer's quest for a ninth Wimbledon crown gained momentum with a flawless 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 second-round win over the Slovakian world No 73 Lukas Lacko in 89 minutes.

Next up for Federer is a third round tie against German world number 64 Jan-Lennard Struff who came back from two sets down to defeat 39-year-old Ivo Karlovic 13-11 in the final set.

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.

Caroline Wozniacki battles flying ants during her Wimbledon loss. "I needed to put him away and I was able to do that and I am very happy".

The Swiss defending champion has now won 26 consecutive sets at the All England Club.

Wozniacki is still waiting to get past the round of 16 for the first time, despite fighting back from 5-1 down in the third set and saving four match points at 5-3.

"I'm going to be totally honest with you: I find it kind of boring, sorry", she said.

The 36-year-old, whose winning run encompasses her Wimbledon titles in 2015 and 2016, missed the grass-court Grand Slam last year while she prepared to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia in September.




"It was better than the first round".

"But it definitely took some getting used to and I'm pretty sure I fell a lot the first couple times I was hitting on it".

Roger Federer and Serena Williams were both in action during Wednesday's Day 3 of Wimbledon, and both managed to move past the Round of 64 with relative ease. "I want to be here to focus on tennis, not eating bugs".

On Court One, Serena's sister Venus Williams had to recover from a set down in successive contests to prevail 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 against Romania's Alexandra Dulgheru for a place in the third round.

Venus reached her ninth Wimbledon final past year, but the American star was denied a sixth title by Garbine Muguruza.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion remains the benchmark for women's tennis even if her long absence from the Tour means she arrived at Wimbledon with a ranking of 181.

"Ideally it's two sets", Venus said. "If that's your best or not doesn't matter".

The Russian kept her cool, however, to hold serve and then break Wozniacki, winning 6-4 1-6 7-5.

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