Serena powers past qualifier into third round

Serena powers past qualifier into third round

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki crashes out of Wimbledon as the Williams sisters make it through to the third round.

Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win at Wimbledon as the seven-time champion routed Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

"I played very well again, I felt good out there, less nerves than in the first round, which is normal", Federer said, after racking up his 93rd Wimbledon win.

"It's not easy to play someone you haven't played, and I'm sure she's seen me play a lot, so she was extremely competitive", she added. It is timed for release as the anticipation crests with Roger as returning champion, 10 years after their famed 2008 Wimbledon championship - an epic match so close and so reflective of their competitive balance that, in the end, the true victor was the sport itself. This match was better than my first round. "Sometimes your serve matches up better against certain players".

Five-time victor Venus Williams opens on Court One against Kiki Bertens. She's had a really good year last year.

And speaking of Wimbledon greats, Serena will also be playing her third round match Friday against Mladenovic.

A year ago, Federer became the first man since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win the title at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament without ceding a single set.

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She returned to the All England Club stuck in a rut after losing in the first round of both the Australian and French Opens this year.

Wozniacki crashed out after being beaten by Ekaterina Makarova. "Sorry to go on about that, but I wanted to say that so women out there know that's not true".

"It was better than my first round and I'm happy that I'm going in the right direction", said 25th-seeded Williams.

"Ideally it's two sets", Venus said. If that's working for me I'm all for it.

Venus next faces Dutch 20th seed Kiki Bertens, who beat Russian world number 107 Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-0.

Earlier, Karolina Pliskova outplayed Victoria Azarenka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, to reach the third round.

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

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