Roger Federer continues flawless start at SW19 - Wimbledon 2018

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Federer played first on Wednesday, then came Serena.

"It was really tough because I played her in Miami, I had a few match points there and I lost so that was going into my mind sometimes".

That leaves Serena as the only remaining woman to have won the tournament.

Rodina won nine games in a row to move a set and two breaks ahead before Keys recovered from 4-0 down in the second set to set up a decider.

There was a fine and predictable magic to all of this in the late afternoon, another afternoon at the 2018 Wimbledon when Serena Williams and Roger Federer were sharing Centre Court, the way they did the other day.

Struggling to stay in the set after half an hour, Williams found her huge serve just in time to hang on for 4-5.

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. I thought I did very well today.

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Three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka was unable to follow up his first round defeat of sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov when he lost 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) to Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano.

No 8 Kevin Anderson beat No. 25 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 after losing just eight of 61 points on his first serve, while Gael Monfils of France advanced to the fourth round for the first time by knocking out last year's semifinalist Sam Querrey 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

However, she lost her way after that and went a set and 4-0 down before recomposing herself and taking it to a third.

French Open semi-finalist Keys struggled for most of the match as she committed 48 unforced errors in a disappointing display.

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev reached the third round in the men's event by beating Taylor Fritz of the US 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-2 in a match that was suspended a day earlier after the third set.

Keys added: "It's definitely been a challenge that I have had to deal with where all of a sudden I'm the one that's supposed to win and people are playing with nothing to lose and playing their best tennis".

She rallied to level the third-round match before Rodina sealed a maiden place in the last 16 of a major.

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