Roger Federer won 35 straight service points in rousing Wimbledon win
Jul 06 2018
It's been an up and down season for Keys, but she has performed well at the majors - she reached last year's US Open final and this year's French Open semis, both of which she lost to compatriot and friend Sloane Stephens.
In total, the eight-time champion lost just nine of 61 points on his serve and broke Lacko five times, including with a forehand victor to close out the match. He makes it look easy, he has so many options, so as he gets older maybe if he loses half a step, it doesn't change how he plays. Federer will play Lukas Lacko in the second round. She said she'd heard that nursing would promote weight loss, but that didn't happen for her.
Wozniacki is still waiting to get past the round of 16 for the first time, despite fighting back from 5-1 down in the third set and saving four match points at 5-3. Federer won the match 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.
Elsewhere, American world No.13 Sam Querrey eliminated Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-3 while Russia's Daniil Medvedev, earned a straight-set victory over world Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3 6-4 6-2.
Wednesday's result increased Federer's streak to 26 straight sets at Wimbledon, equaling his second-best run, which came in 2003-04.
The first set here was a 22-minute blitz, comprising breaks in the fourth and sixth games, before she broke again for 2-1 at the start of the second.
The showcase was such an oddity that Serena Williams' older sister, Venus, a five-time Wimbledon champion, said she "was really overjoyed" when she saw the schedule.
When asked if he would prefer the umpire to announce "game Mr. Federer" - just as the women are addressed as a "Miss" or "Mrs" here - rather than just "game Federer", the man contesting his 20th consecutive Wimbledon admitted he was clueless about that particular tradition.
On the dominant nature of his win, he said: "I think you only play as well as your opponent allows. I definitely feel a lot less pressure out there but I'm a little bit shocked at how much I nearly want that pressure".
"It was better than my first round and I'm happy that I'm going in the right direction", said 25th-seeded Williams.