The last champion Roger Federer entered in the next round of Wimbledon 2018 defeating Lukas Lacko in the men’s singles match here on Wednesday. While Venus Williams defeated Alexandra Dulgheru in the women’s singles and entered the third round. Top-seeded Federer thus continued his winning streak in Wimbledon and won his 26th consecutive set.
The Swiss star won 6-4 6-4, 6-1 in a match lasting 89 minutes against Lukas Lacko. Now this 36-year-old player is jointly second in terms of winning the consecutive sets in Wimbledon. Earlier, from the third round of Wimbledon 2005 to 2006 final he had won 34 consecutive sets.
Now in the third round, Federer will face Germany’s world number 64 Jan-Lennard Struff. This is Federer’s 20th Wimbledon.
The 20-time grand slam winner is in an attempt to become the second player to win 9 singles titles after Martina Navratilova in All England Club.
On the other hand, 5-time champion Venus Williams was challenged by Romania’s qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru well. But at last she was successful in winning 4-6, 6-0, 6-1.
Venus had reached her ninth Wimbledon final last year, but he was left to lose the sixth title after losing to American star player Garbin Muguruza.
This year, she had to face defeat in the first round of both Australian Open and French Open. This is her 21st Wimbledon tournament and 38-year-old Venus is the oldest female player of the tournament this year. Venus will now face Holland’s 20th seed Kiki Bertens, who beat Russia’s Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday.