Federer eases into 3rd round at Wimbledon

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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.

It's been an up and down season for Keys, but she has performed well at the majors - she reached last year's US Open final and this year's French Open semis, both of which she lost to compatriot and friend Sloane Stephens.

Serena Williams has already shown glimpses of her best form at Wimbledon and will be hoping to extend her run with victory over Kristina Mladenovic in the third round on Friday.

The last time Federer turned up to defend his crown, in 2013, he suffered a shock second-round humbling by Sergiy Stakhovsky.

"I spend so much time with her every single day".

"I couldn't win with a lot of match points, but I kept fighting and playing an aggressive game and finally it worked", Makarova said. It was a rare occurrence at a tournament where women's matches have accounted for just 39 percent of the matches on the feature courts the past 25 years.

Serena Williams pummelled Viktoriya Tomova in 66 minutes to reach the third round on Wednesday.

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At 4-3, 40-30, Federer hit a 118 miles per hour ace to hold and start his roll that included the last five points he served in the first set, all 20 in the second, and then the first 10 of the third.

The tennis star - who has 10-month-old Alexis Olympia with her husband Alexis Ohanian - admits she found it really "tough" in the beginning and shed a few tears because she didn't know how to help her little girl.

British teenager Katie Swan, who won her first ever match at Wimbledon on Monday, was no match for 29th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu as the 19-year-old fell to a 6-0 6-3 defeat. "Sometimes your serve matches up better against certain players".

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".

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

"I feel like I'm going in the right direction".

Agnieszka Radwanska, who made the final in 2012, was beaten in straight sets by Lucie Safarova.

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