Wimbledon -- Women's third-round matches

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That match was also suspended on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) with Wawrinka leading 6-5 in the third set, but Fabbiano wrapped up the victory quickly to equal his best Grand Slam result by reaching the third round.

But even as the third set went into a tie-break, the SW19 crowds were more interested in watch the eight-time men's singles champion warm up for his third-round match.

"We don't speak a lot but I think he's kind of a guy who he likes to be for himself and for his own team".

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

"I knew it was going to be a tough match, so I went onto the court with the determination and intensity, thinking I can't make any mistakes".

After reaching the final a year ago and the semi-finals in 2016, Venus was expected to mount another strong challenge for the Wimbledon title.

The world number 133 is in the third round for the first time after winning back-to-back matches on the main tour for only the second time in 2018.

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Girona forward Stuani replaced Cavani, after the latter had scored both goals in Uruguay s 2-1 victory against Portugal . Portugal have progressed from the group stage of the World Cup for the fourth time in their history.

Keys, who was the US Open runner-up past year, crashed out 7-5 5-7 6-4 to the Russian on a baking hot Court Three.

Nadal will be up against the promising Alex de Minaur, who beat Pierre Hugues Herbert 6-2, 6-7 (8), 7-5, 6-3.

Kyrgios could next face lucky loser Bernard Tomic if his Australian compatriot can shock Japan's Kei Nishikori.

Dominic Inglot and Franko Skugor came through to win 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 6-2 in five sets against Fernando Gonzalez and Marcelo Demoliner. The 32-year-old has made it to quarterfinals just twice in his career, including an appearance in last year's US Open final, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams could not pull off a third consecutive comeback, instead joining the parade of top-10 seeds on the way out of the Grand Slam tournament.

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The 18-time Grand Slam singles victor Martina Navratilova praised Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in a column for the London Evening Standard.