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Wimbledon: Serena Williams defeats Kristina Mladenovic and advances to the fourth round

07 July, 2018, 00:05 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Wimbledon analyst John McEnroe

And the world number 82 held his nerve to convert his fourth match point and win 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.

Bertens faces Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova or Romanian world number 28 Mihaela Buzarnescu for a place in the quarter-finals.

That match was also suspended on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) with Wawrinka leading 6-5 in the third set, but Fabbiano wrapped up the victory quickly to equal his best Grand Slam result by reaching the third round.

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

The 32-year-old has made it to quarterfinals just twice in his career, including an appearance in last year's US Open final, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

Wawrinka, whose ranking has fallen to 224th following knee surgery, came from a set down to upset sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the first round for just his second Grand Slam victory since last year's Wimbledon.

In a match full of big swings, Keys led 5-2 in the first set before Rodina won the next nine games to go 4-0 up in the second. Isner had 113 aces in that match and Mahut hit 103.

Struff was powerless against the Swiss' first serve and he couldn't deal with Roger's sharp and aggressive shots, unable to repeat a great match from the Australian Open when he stayed in touch with Roger despite losing in straight sets.


"Stopping last night was not a nice feeling to go to bed with", said Zverev.

Cilic last bowed out in the second round in 2013.

Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation also reached the fourth round, following up her victory over second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over former semifinalist Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.

In the first round, she beat Arantxa Rus 7-5, 6-3, and defeated Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

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Her sister Serena Williams is still going strong, though, after overcoming her toughest test so far this week.

The United States' Sam Querrey was also eliminated by Frenchman Gael Monfils.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson, seeded eight, swept past Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 on the back of 22 aces and 42 winners.

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