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Federer, Nadal, Barty and Serena cruise into last 16

Federer, Nadal, Barty and Serena cruise into last 16

"I served really well and getting out of the love 40 game was massive".

Eight-time Wimbledon champion, Roger Federer conceded his 350th win at Grand Slams, with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over the 27th seed, Lukas Pouille in the third round of the Wimbledon Championships 2019.

Two of the top 10 seeds did bow out, Dutch fourth seed Kiki Bertens and American ninth seed Sloane Stephens losing to Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova and Britain's French Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta respectively. "I think it's nice to know that I can go in and execute and get my job done", said the Australian.

Williams reached the fourth round for the 16th time and goes on to face Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the quarter-finals. I have enjoyed my time at the Slams and they all give me the most memorable and special moments on the tennis court.

"No matter whether I win a match or lose a match, I'm still extremely hungry and driven to try to do well, to try and grow and develop as a player and a person, trying to take as much as I can from every single match, learn from every single match, then keep going forward and keep striving to be better".

When a fourth break point came along, Goerges floated a backhand wide and Williams had a lead she showed no sign of relinquishing, letting out a shriek of joy when Goerges netted a forehand on match point. Couldn't be on a court for longer than an hour and a half.

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Meanwhile, Serena Williams continued her campaign for an eighth Wimbledon title after the 37-year-old American bested Germany's Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-4 to enter the fourth round at Wimbledon.

The Frenchman saved the first match point he faced while serving at 5-6, eventually forcing a tie-break.

The only remaining British man in singles contention was Dan Evans, playing not the expected Marin Cilic but Joao Sousa, a man ranked just eight places below his own of 61, in a first-time meeting. It surely was lifting his confidence, too, to be practising with Roger Federer not just by invitation during the off season but a couple of times this week on this revered grass.

He will have taken hope from the fact Federer, who is 17 years older than him, started slowly and dropped a set for only the second time in a first-round match in his last 17 Wimbledon appearances before comfortably beating Lloyd Harris.

And the Portuguese man, who was also looking for his first Round 4 at Wimbledon, proved himself a resilient opponent, taking the third set 7-5. He got a quick break in the second, too, but Sousa broke back, and broke again to level, 6-4.


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