ATP Wimbledon: Roger Federer rolls past Lacko to tie Jimmy Connors' record

Serena Williams: 'Why I stopped breastfeeding my girl'

Serena Williams: 'Why I stopped breastfeeding my girl'

But before the umpire could declare "Game, set and match Mrs Williams", the 36-year-old produced 29 unforced errors and needed six match points to finish off her 105th-ranked Dutch opponent.

Federer and Williams cruised into the third round with straight-sets victories on Wednesday, looking at home on the Centre Court where they have won 15 titles between them.

"It was better than my first round and I'm happy that I'm going in the right direction", Williams, who took her winning streak at Wimbledon to 16 matches, said on court.

"It was better than the first round". Speaking at a press conference ahead of the tournament, Serena spoke about the tough decision to stop breastfeeding her only daughter, who goes by her middle name Olympia, in order to return to her world-class athletic form.

But the 23-time major victor - playing just her second major as a mother - has quickly shaken off the rust in her 18th appearance at Wimbledon. She will face the victor of Tatjana Maria vs. Kristina Mladenovic in the third round.

Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, is chasing the all-time women's record of nine Wimbledon singles titles, held by Martina Navratilova.

Williams, who wore a stunning catsuit at the French Open in tribute to mothers who have had hard pregnancies like her, added: "I wanted to say that so women out there know that's not true".

But she didn't look her age in making it 89 career match wins at Wimbledon by demolishing Dulgheru in the final two sets. If that's working for me I'm all for it.

Lucas Pouille became the latest seeded player to exit the men's draw after a 6-4 6-2 6-7 (8-10) 3-6 6-2 defeat to Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak.

Former world number one Pliskova has finally made it to the third round on her seventh visit to Wimbledon after seeing off two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-3.

Russian world number 35 Makarova faces Czech world number 66 Lucie Safarova in the third round.

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