Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams powers past qualifier Viktoriya Tomova into third round

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The public knows them as Billie Jean King, Chris Evert and Evonne Goolagong.

Court played great. It's wonderful. That means Chris Evert is listed as "Miss CM Evert" for her pre-marriage 1974 win, but under her husband's name for her 1981 victory. King is listed under the name of a man she divorced in 1987, long after their spousal relationship ended.

Wozniacki's frustration was only increased by the unwanted infestation that landed at Wimbledon during her match.

The fashionable Williams is also financially buoyed by several product lines, including an HSN collection called Signature Statement, a collaboration with HairTech, self-titled apparel line "Serena", and a forthcoming beauty brand called Aneres (Serena backwards), which was formerly the title of a since discontinued fashion line she began in 2004.

"When it was 5-5 I started thinking about those match points on my serve at 40-0". "So much has happened in the past 12 months".

The Championships, Wimbledon tennis tournament is well underway, and a few vegan players have already begun to crush the competition.

Even ultimate warrior Williams, who was unable to defend her 2016 Wimbledon title previous year because she was pregnant, applauded a couple of her opponent's winners late in the second set before completing victory in 66 minutes.

Top-10 seeds Caroline Wozniacki, Sloane Stephens, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Garcia and Petra Kvitova have fallen through the trap door, but veteran Williams reached the last 32 with an impressive 6-1 6-4 victory over qualifier Viktoriya Tomova.

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It is unclear if interim coach Fernando Hierro will continue in a job he did not seek before Julen Lopetegui was sent home. The 2010 World Cup champion is just among of the many top teams who have been eliminated from this year's competition.

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Brazil star Neymar put another feather in his cap during his country's World Cup last-16 encounter against Mexico. They have never won a knockout-round game at the competition.

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The action for which everyone actually turned up to watch did continue, briefly, with the game being played 5 v 3. From there, things get insane , with benches clearing and all-out chaos. "Chris certainly is shaken up".

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. On the champions board, he is simply "R. Federer".

However, the 23-times Grand Slam champion is considered by many - including herself - as the woman to beat at these championships.

Flying ants on court at Wimbledon.

With both women playing fine tennis and moving each other all round the court, Makarova earned three more match points and converted the second.

Meanwhile late on Tuesday, Maria Sharapova suffered her first opening round Wimbledon defeat and earliest Grand Slam exit in eight years when she was shocked by fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko, the World No. 132.

Federer fired three of those aces in a row to take the second set and he got his 15,000-strong Centre Court fan club gasping in astonishment as he produced a ridiculous backhand drop shot from behind the baseline. "It was insane. I just kept dropping".

"Of course, you sometimes play the percentages, but if you do that too much it becomes boring, so I like to mix it up".

The Frenchman has never been beyond that stage and to do so will have to defeat 11th-seeded Querrey.

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