Federer, Serena shine as Wozniacki falls

Sweden's king and Switzerland's tennis king

Sweden's king and Switzerland's tennis king

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.

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Ekaterina Makarova but found an invasion of flying ants just as much as a nuisance on Court One.

Italian Fabbiano saved three set points against three-times grand-slam victor Wawrinka in the second set to advance to the third round of a major for just the second time in his career. It was her earliest exit at a Slam since a first round defeat at the 2010 Australian Open.

The Federer faithful were out in force as the eight-time champion extended his Wimbledon winning streak to 26 successive sets with victory over Slovakia's Lukas Lacko. The 36-year-old Swiss hammered 16 aces in his 2nd round encounter against the Slovak player.

"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".

Australian Open champion Wozniacki had saved five match points against world No.35 Makarova. Federer hit 48 winners and only hit 11 unforced errors.

The 23-Grand-Slam-titleholder is looking in the best form we've seen her in since the birth of her daughter, and she's building her confidence in each round. Williams' hitting was clean and her movement notably improved from only a few days before. And in between, Serena Williams, recently returned from maternity leave, underlined why she remains the mother of all champions.

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The 28-year-old came from two sets down to beat Ivo Karlovic 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 13-11 in a match that lasted almost four hours.

"I felt good, less nervous than in the first round", Federer said after the match.

"I'm getting there, I'm not there yet but I expect to get there not only for Wimbledon but for tournaments in the future". That time, Bertens wasted three match points and lost. "I think I was playing better than before".

Kyle Edmund, Roger Federer, Gael Monfils, even American Madison Keys weighed in on the World Cup debate enveloping Wimbledon at the minute.

If Keys wins it could set up an all-American last-16 encounter against Serena Williams.

In fact the biggest hurdle to come for Serena could be sister Venus, who remains in contention to add to her personal tally of five titles, and they could meet in the semi-finals.

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