Venus goes out as Federer marches on

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Roger Federer caused a stir when he began his quest for a ninth Wimbledon title with a new logo on his chest but everything else looked familiar as he crushed Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in glorious Centre Court sunshine on Monday.

Eight-time victor Roger Federer, 36, plays German Jan-Lennard Struff last on Centre in round three.

Serena Williams and Roger Federer booked their places in the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday with straight-set wins.

Federer displayed some flawless tennis to comfortably despatch Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 in just 89 minutes.

Federer, contesting his 20th consecutive Wimbledon, is bidding to become only the second player to win nine singles titles on the London lawns after Martina Navratilova. "From my end, I'm very happy".

Struff, quoted in German Bild, said: "I played a good match against Federer in Melbourne".

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"What I know from knockout play throughout the course of my career is (that) you can't afford to come in lethargic", Federer said. We share a goal of making positive change in the world, and I hope together we can bring the highest quality of life to the greatest number of people. In the morning, Victoria Azarenka, who has a one-year-old son, lost to the seventh seed, Karolina Pliskova. She's had a really good year last year.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams proved too powerful for Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova in a 6-1 6-4 win as she continued her steady progress on her return to Wimbledon, having missed last year's event after taking a maternity leave. The Swiss completed 75 percent of his first serve and has now won 26 consecutive sets at Wimbledon following on from his win past year.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams recovered from a first set setback to beat Romanian qualifer Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 in just under two hours. The elder sibling is looking more fallible these days, dropping the first set in each of her opening two matches, but crucially she is finding ways to win.

"Every time when I see an article or a video, especially which I enjoy a lot, I see something about the queue, I hear what they say, how excited they are about Wimbledon", he said.

No. 3 Marin Cilic also lost on Thursday, becoming the third of the men's top-10 seeds to go out. The 28-year-old came from two sets down to beat Ivo Karlovic 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 13-11 in a match that lasted almost four hours.

Five-time champion Venus overcame a slow start to defeat Romanian qualifier Dulgheru 4-6 6-0 6-1 in almost two hours for her 89th match victory at Wimbledon.