It's mum v mum as Serena makes Wimbledon last 16

It's mum v mum as Serena makes Wimbledon last 16

A rain delay saw the match delayed overnight with Cilic two sets to the good but he failed to find his rhythm as the Argentine won 3-6 1-6 6-4 6-4 7-5 to reach the third round of a major for the first time.

Venus Williams followed Keys out of the championships, losing to Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens in three sets.

Her exit, coupled with the loss earlier Friday by No. 10 Madison Keys, means eight of the top 10 seeded women are gone before the fourth round at the All England Club - a first in the Open Era.

Serena will play world number 120 Rodina if she advances to the fourth round.

The 32-year-old has made it to quarterfinals just twice in his career, including an appearance in last year's US Open final, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

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Williams has dropped the opening set in both her matches so far and needed to save match points to beat Bertens in Miami this year.

"Serena is my idol", Rodina said.

John Isner, the U.S. ninth seed, saved two match points, fired 64 aces and 88 winners to defeat Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (3/7), 7-5.

Wawrinka, whose ranking has fallen to 224th following knee surgery, came from a set down to upset sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov in the first round for just his second Grand Slam victory since last year's Wimbledon.

The American player won five games in a row to level and then broke back to make it 4-4 in the third set, but Rodina earned another break to secure victory. After taking the first set 7-5, he went on to lose the last three.

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"I tried to hit the ball hard and fight for every ball and I think in the end that's why I won".

He is on a great run at Wimbledon since the start of 2017, winning 29 consecutive sets here which is his second longest streak after 2005-2006 when he rattled off 34.

Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation also reached the fourth round, following up her victory over second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over former semifinalist Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.

She next faces Italy's Camila Giorgi who saved a match point to beat Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2.

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