Wimbledon 2018 Friday results: Serena Williams advances; Venus Williams, Madison Keys eliminated

Wimbledon 2018 Friday results: Serena Williams advances; Venus Williams, Madison Keys eliminated

Wimbledon 2018 Friday results: Serena Williams advances; Venus Williams, Madison Keys eliminated

The Croat was stunned 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 by Argentina's world No.82 Guido Pella in three hours 12 minutes.

Nadal breezed into the competition's second round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over the world number 127. Williams held without fuss and, after holding three set points, then another after deuce, broke when Mladenovic strove for an ace down the middle and double-faulted.

The Greek was a straight-sets victor against Thomas Fabbiano, triumphing 6-2 6-1 6-4.

The American won 6-4 6-4 7-6 (8/6) and will face either Dennis Novak or Raonic, whose match will be finished on Saturday.

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.

Monfils will next face eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson, who beat No. 25 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 after losing just eight of 61 points on his first serve.

Eighteen years after winning her first Wimbledon title, Venus was the oldest woman in the tournament, so perhaps it wasn't surprising the 26-year-old Bertens had the greater staying power.

She faces another mother in the fourth round Monday (Tuesday NZT): 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation, who upset No. 10 seed Madison Keys of the U.S.

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"This is only my second serious tournament back", Williams, who is returning from a maternity leave, said. Happy for the victory and happy with way I played. Simona Halep (No. 1) and Karolina Pliskova (No. 7) are still alive, however. She couldn't do the same this time.

Only half of the men's top 10 seeds have made Wimbledon third round with 2017 finalist Marin Cilic joining the casualty list on day four at the All England Club.

Eight-time champion Roger Federer moved a step closer to a record-breaking Wimbledon title with a straight-sets victory over Jan-Lennard Struff in the third round.

The American veteran couldn't complete a third consecutive comeback this week with the Dutch 20th seed Bertens prevailing 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 8-6.

'No, you have to help mama with her hair, ' Williams says as she gently takes the comb from her daughter.

"Honestly, I think today was a massive mishandle of nerves", the 23-year-old told reporters.

John Isner, the United States ninth seed, saved two match points, fired 64 aces and 88 winners to defeat Belgian qualifier Ruben Bemelmans 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-7 (3/7), 7-5.

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