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Raonic reached the third round for a sixth straight year, having lost to eventual champion Roger Federer in last year's quarter-finals.

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

Serena was in dominant mood on Centre Court, brushing aside Tomova in just 66 minutes with 24 winners and four aces to extend her streak of consecutive match wins at the All England Club.

The 36-year-old's whites were missing the usual swish and the familiar RF emblem was not on his headband after the 20-times Grand Slam champion's long-term deal with American apparel and equipment company Nike ended in March. Lukas Lacko was left with no chance.

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Five-time champion Venus Williams was also in action, facing Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands.

Agassi, a victor of eight grand slam titles in a stellar career, is at a loss to explain Federer's incredible achievements.

Serena Williams making her comeback in the tournament after giving it a miss previous year to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia routed Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

"To be playing that aggressively, hitting the ball that cleanly, and making so few mistakes, it does bode well for his progression in the tournament". The second set required more fight as Tomova battled, but Williams was, as so often is the case, not to be denied.

Querrey earlier eased past Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the third round for a third successive year.

Frenchman Monfils says World Cup fever has hit the locker room, and he even made time to watch England's win in a pub.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters returned to win the 2009 US Open, while Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley won majors after giving birth in an era when the physical demands on players were less intense.

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Ekaterina Makarova but found an invasion of flying ants just as much as a nuisance on Court One. Canadian Raonic won the match 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4) and he will play qualifier Dennis Novak next.

In an incredible match that saw Wozniacki save five match points and come from 5-1 down in the third, Makarova finally recovered to seal a huge upset.

After dropping her first set to Romania's Alexandra Gulgheru, No. 9-seeded Williams bounced back strong to take two decisive back-to-back sets and move on. She was joined in the third round minutes later by 10th-seeded Madison Keys of the United States, who dispatched Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand 6-4, 6-3.


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