Federer, Williams progress in Wimbledon

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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.

Federer admitted he played "very well" and is "looking forward" to the next round.

Five-time champion Venus was a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 victor against Alexandra Dulgheru while seven-time winner Serena defeated Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

Speaking after his epic win over Marin Cilic, the 28-year-old said he had stopped watching the World Cup after France eliminated Argentina in the round of 16.

Federer did not drop a point on his serve in the entire second set and kept that streak going until he was 30-0 up at 4-1 in the third, when Lacko sent a backhand victor down the line.

The 36-year-old also collected 35 consecutive points on serve on his way to a 5-1 lead in the third set.

Federer will next face Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, who edged past Croatia's Ivo Karlovic in five sets. "It's always very exciting, I must tell you", Federer added.

Serena, seeded 25th after her return from maternity leave, faces FranceĀ“s Kristina Mladenovic for a place in the last 16.

Serving up yet another Centre Court spectacle, Roger Federer's dominance here at Wimbledon showed no signs of fading as he brushed past Slovakia's Lukas Lacko with a typically flawless display.

The win means the eight-time champion has racked up 26 consecutive sets at Wimbledon in a run of nine successive wins spread over this year and last.

"It was better than the first round".

"Actually, I watched the shootout", he said.

The 27-year-old second seed was also plagued by a barrage of flying ants during Wednesday's match on Court One, and needed insect repellent to get rid of them.

"They're in my mouth and in my hair and everywhere - we need to do something. Is there a spray?" she said. I really used my patterns, what I know to do on a tennis court.

Five-time victor Venus Williams opens on Court One against Kiki Bertens.

It marked the third straight global tournament that this talented Swiss generation exited in the last 16 while their dreaded run of not reaching the World Cup quarterfinals since 1954 continued.

But she didn't look her age in making it 89 career match wins at Wimbledon by demolishing Dulgheru in the final two sets. "I just hope every match is better". "If that's your best or not doesn't matter".

Play was never able to resume on the outside courts as intermittent rain fell from just before 7 p.m., leaving a number of other matches incomplete, including the match between ninth-seeded American John Isner and Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans, which was in the fifth set with Isner trailing 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (7), 4-3.

The 2016 Wimbledon finalist and 13th seed triumphed 7-6, 7-6, 7-6 in three tough sets.

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