Wimbledon 2018: Feliciano Lopez still gets his kicks after 66

04 July, 2018, 02:03 | Author: Alyssa Little
  • Roger Federer

In the women's draw five-time champion Venus Williams advanced to the second round at Wimbledon with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-1 victory over Johanna Larsson.

In real life, Williams won her first Wimbledon match as a mother on Monday, beating Arantxa Rus 7-5, 6-3 and extending her All England Club winning streak to 15.

Federer will represent Uniqlo at all tennis tournaments throughout the year, starting with The Championships, Wimbledon 2018.

"So the "RF" logo is with Nike at the moment, but it will come to me at some point", Federer said.

The top seed's new sponsor only got one hour 19 minutes of airtime as Federer began in stunning fashion - dashing off the first set in 20 minutes - and never looking remotely troubled as he sauntered into the second round.

Wawrinka, who has twice reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club, will next face Thomas Fabbiano of Italy.

Out on Court One, Serena, seeded 25 this year despite a ranking of 181, had too much power for Rus, the world 107 who made the third round in 2012 but failed to get out of qualifying on her last three visits.

Feliciano Lopez set a new record for consecutive Grand Slam appearances on Tuesday when he started his 66th major in a row at Wimbledon, attributing the landmark to playing in an era of "monsters and animals".

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Federer is the overwhelming favourite to lift a ninth title and 21st career major especially with old rival Rafael Nadal, fresh from an 11th French Open, not having played a grass court warm-up event.

Edmund would have been British number one even if Andy Murray had played but the Scot's withdrawal focused the zoom lenses on the 23-year-old, who is seeded here for the first time. I also think it's healthy in a way for me to do what I need to do, be that working mom, then go back home and be the mom.

The 2014 semi-finalist was stunned by three-time Slam victor Stan Wawrinka 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.

Sam Querrey, who lost to Cilic in the semifinals past year, had a similarly comfortable start as he beat Jordan Thompson of Australia 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

"I think I don't play so many rallies".

Third seeded Marin Cilic, the runner-up to Federer in 2017 and this year's Queen's champion, takes on Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., opened with a 7-5, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Britain's Liam Broady while Peter Polansky, also of Thornhill, dropped his first-round match to Austria's Dennis Novak.

The former world number one missed the 2016 event as she served a doping ban and was injured previous year when she was planning to appear in the qualifying event. There was first-round loses for Borna Coric and Petra Martic.

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