Flawless Federer sweeps past Lacko; Wozniacki falls in three sets

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Roger Federer extended his flawless winning streak at Wimbledon to 26 consecutive sets as the defending champion crushed Lukas Lacko, while Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win in Wednesday´s second round action.

And it's got everything to do with the World Cup.

Actor Will Poulter was among the names watching Karolina Pliskova and Victoria Azarenka going head to head on Centre Court.

"I was really able to enjoy the match out there because I got off to a good start".

Marin Cilic briefly resumed his match with Guido Pella on No. 1 Court, but another shower saw them depart with the third-seeded Croatian leading 6-3, 6-1, 3-4 - a break down in the third set. Only No. 1 Simona Halep, who plays her third-round match Saturday, and No. 7 Karolina Pliskova, a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 victor against No. 29 Mihaela Buzarnescu - are still around from the top 10. "Now I'm cheering for England". "That's absolutely fine. It's obviously a marketing coup for Roger".

"Then you're like, "No, maybe not".

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".

The 29th-seeded Buzarnescu beat Katie Swan of Britain 6-0, 6-3, clinching the match with a backhand victor on No. 3 Court.


Lopez marked the achievement by beating Federico Delbonis 6-3 6-4 6-2 to progress to round two at the All England Club.

Federer, 36, returned from a six-month injury layoff to win consecutive Australian Open and a eight Wimbledon triumph to complete a record 20th Grand Slam title back in January. I'm happy I managed to find a solution compared to actually the top players she beat recently.

"We drive by the queue every day to get to Wimbledon". He lost the 2016 final to Andy Murray and reached the quarterfinals a year ago.

Commenting after the victory, Federer admitted to the BBC that he "played very well".

Five of the top 10 women's seeds have now failed to go beyond the second round at Wimbledon.

Federer dispatched the Slovakian world No 73 with the minimum of fuss as he continues his immaculate form at the All England Club.

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Ekaterina Makarova but found an invasion of flying ants just as much as a nuisance on Court One. Maria Sharapova was also an upset victim as she lost to 132nd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko, who needed treatment on her back on three occasions during their match.

The forecast calls for more sunny skies, although there is a 30 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon.

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