Wimbledon 2018: Third seed Cilic beaten by Pella in second round

Spain´s Rafael Nadal practices at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon southwest London

Tenth seed Keys, who had made at least the quarter-finals of her last three majors, lost in the third round 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 to Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina, ranked 120th in the world.

Defending champion Garbine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Garcia and Petra Kvitova have also fallen by the wayside during the first week.

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.

"I had no idea what my draw was and all of a sudden I came in here the other day, it was like, So if you win, then you play this person [Serena]".

Keys lost nine games on the trot from 5-2 up in the first set to 0-4 down in the second.

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Friday evening's game in Kazan brings together the two highest-ranked teams left in the tournament following Germany's early exit. Without having much pace in the team, when Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric get on the ball it's hard to get teams down.

She is 36 and, against all odds, approaching the level that has brought her 23 grand slam titles, one short of the all-time record held by Margaret Court.

Venus had rallied from a set down in her first two matches. Williams is moving and hitting as if she could do it at the first attempt. "I am a little surprised that I won, I was a little bit lucky today".

Switzerland's Roger Federer gives a thumbs up after winning his men's singles match against Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

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.

The 29-year-old Russian needed treatment after securing the decisive break in the final set, but she was able to block out the pain to seal her upset. He also made it to the Australian Open quarterfinals in 2016.

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Formula One's unprecedented triple-header concludes next weekend (July 6-8) with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. At the subsequent Red Bull media debrief Ricciardo was his usual smiley self.

Bad light on Court One had caused play to be suspended late on Thursday, with fourth seed Zverev struggling and trailing the world number 68 by two sets to one.

But the 21-year-old raced away with the last two sets in Friday's bright sunshine. "But I knew if I took my chances today, I could do well. I don't think I did a good job of keeping in the moment and playing the person who was in front of me".

Ekaterina Makarova came out on top of Lucie Safarova 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; while Camila Girogi survived Katerina Siniakova to advance to the Round of 16.

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Venus Williams followed Keys out of the championships, losing to Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens in three sets.

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