Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals

Easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals

Kiki Bertens celebrates victory against Venus Williams.

They eventually sent him back to the locker room with a standing ovation, acknowledging the talent displayed by Federer during a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the fourth round Monday, yes, but also his superiority over the course of a career that has produced eight Wimbledon championships and 20 Grand Slam titles, both records for a man.

Bertens built a 4-1 lead in the second set with Pliskova appearing to lack energy at times - occasionally making little attempt to chase balls down.

Williams celebrated her milestone 100th match at the All England Club with a 90th win, needing just an hour and two minutes to see off Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina.

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It is the first time in Wimbledon history not one of the top 10 women's seeds have reached the quarter-finals. "I do follow women's tennis", she said pointedly.

"Today was tougher than the scoreline suggested".

Williams is the only remaining American in the women's singles bracket. But also I've never been ranked where I am when this has happened before, so usually I'm one of those few seeds left that's still fighting and still in the tournament.

Ominiously for the other seven women left in the draw, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, who missed Wimbledon a year ago but won the title on her previous two visits, insists there is still plenty of room for improvement.

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And she ensured there would not be another shock in Monday's contest on Centre Court, her seemingly unstoppable march to the final continuing with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph.

"I'm always striving for perfection".

In other play, Dominika Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-wei. "But when I come here, I come here thinking that I can do a good result, no?"

"At the French Open I had all that pressure, now it's gone", former junior Wimbledon champion Ostapenko said. I think the right way of looking at it is: "It's an opportunity to test myself against a player of Roger's caliber", said Anderson, who is 0-4 against Federer.

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