Wimbledon-2018: Federer and Raonic could go in third round

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Those who were lucky enough to get a seat on Centre Court on Wednesday saw the defending champion put on a scintillating display as he destroyed Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 in just 90 minutes.

But Federer clinched it with a superb service game that included a wonderful volley at the end of a long rally followed by a winning drive down the line.

Lacko had no answer for Federer's serve throughout the match, at one point losing 32 straight service points. 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.

Both Venus and Serena Williams and Roger Federer advanced Wednesday at Wimbledon. "You just think it's going to happen by itself, just because you play one good match the day before".

"Then the referee came to me and said, 'You're next on Centre Court.' It was a very nice surprise, and also obviously lucky when you see how it turned out to be right now with all the suspended matches".

The top seeds in the women's draw continue to tumble as Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki suffered a 6-4 1-6 7-5 defeat by Russian Ekaterina Makarova.

The 36-year-old Swiss did not face a single break point and struck 48 winners as he extended his winning streak to 26 successive sets at the All England Club.

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Williams was almost as good, losing just five of 32 points on her first serve in a 6-1, 6-4 win over Viktoriya Tomova.

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.

Milos Raonic slammed 34 aces as the 2016 Wimbledon finalist won 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) against Australia's John Millman.

"I don't necessarily have to win another Wimbledon in my career", she was saying Friday, making a point about not having anything left to prove, "(because) I won - was it six times?" "Is there a spray?" she said.

United States' 11th seed Sam Querrey also progressed with a 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

Former World No. 1 Karolina Pliskova finally made it to the third round on her seventh visit to Wimbledon after seeing off two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-3.

Keys will be looking to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the 10th time in her most recent 12 attempts, while the same feat would be a career first for Rodina.

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