Flawless Federer sweeps past Lacko, Wozniacki falls

Flawless Federer sweeps past Lacko, Wozniacki falls

Flawless Federer sweeps past Lacko, Wozniacki falls

The American told Omnisport: "He is the favourite [to win Wimbledon] and watching him play, what is remarkable to me is how easy he makes it look after not competing for so long".

However, Wozniacki still can't seem to get comfortable at the All England Club - especially when there's a swarm of bugs flying around her head.

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki became the 11th women's seed to fall on the first three days at Wimbledon as she crashed out 6-4 1-6 7-5 in the second round to Ekaterina Makarova.

Roger Federer won 35 straight points on his own serve en route to beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of Wimbledon Wednesday.

In total, the eight-time champion lost just nine of 61 points on his serve and broke Lacko five times, including with a forehand victor to close out the match.

"I feel good. Body has behaved", Raonic said.

Raonic had just four break-point opportunities in the match, winning one.

Even ultimate warrior Williams, who was unable to defend her 2016 Wimbledon title previous year because she was pregnant, applauded a couple of her opponent's winners late in the second set before completing victory in 66 minutes.

Spain ready to take on Russian Federation and history in Moscow showdown
A defensive error let Russian Federation level in the 41st, after Gerard Pique's raised arm blocked a header by Artyom Dzyuba. Still, World Cup history was on Russia's side after its well-organized team survived two hours of barely having the ball.

Kristina Mladenovic advanced to a Wimbledon third-round meeting with Serena Williams after defeating Tatjana Maria 6-2, 6-2. But she was broken again in the final game, becoming the fifth of the top eight women's seeds to lose before the third round.

Federer wasn't the only former champion in peak form on Centre Court as seven-time victor Serena routed Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

Williams got broken in the first game and did not recover in the opening set, in which she made 12 unforced errors, twice as many as Dulgheru.

"Ideally it's two sets", Venus said.

Elsewhere, American world No.13 Sam Querrey eliminated Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-3 while Russia's Daniil Medvedev, earned a straight-set victory over world Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3 6-4 6-2.

Former Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic had to work hard before reaching the third round of the men's singles.

Gael Monfils overcame Paolo Lorenzi 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to set up a third-round meeting with 2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Querrey. While Donna Vekic beat Rebecca Peterson 7-5 6-4 and Yanina Wickmayer saw off Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-3.

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