Serena Williams beats Mladenovic to give notice that comeback title is on

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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.

Serena Williams in action against Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria during their third round match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old American now can not meet a top 32 player until the semi-finals after the scattering of the seeds this week.

It is the biggest win of Pella's career and he is now in the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

If anyone doubted Serena Williams was worth consideration as a victor of this tournament for an eighth time - let alone the 25th seeding that has caused a minor stir in the locker room - she provided the most emphatic statement of intent with her third straight-sets win of the week to reach the fourth round on a wave of growing self-belief.

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Venus, seeded ninth, joined Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens as the most high-profile casualties of Wimbledon's year of the giant-killers in the women's singles.

Anderson earlier became the first man through to the fourth round after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 7-5.

Struff, who had recovered from 2-0 down to win both of his opening two matches, settled down in the second set and was clearly becoming more comfortable in the alien and daunting environment of Centre.

But instead the 38-year-old was worn down by Dutch 20th seed Bertens in a dramatic third round clash lasting two hours and 40 minutes in sweltering heat on Court One.

Del Potro faces Benoit Paire in the third round after the Frenchman upset 26th-seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov.

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Anderson has reached the last 16 for the fourth time and goes on to face either Sam Querrey of the United States or France's Gael Monfils.

Keys also came up short with a comeback attempt after fighting back from a set and two breaks down, losing 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. Happy for the victory and happy with way I played.

The seven-time champion came from a break down in the first set to get past Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-6 (2).

Fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova beat Lucie Safarova 4-6 6-4 6-1 and will now face Camila Giorgi in the fourth round after the Italian prevailed over Katerina Siniakova3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-2.

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