Wimbledon Day 5 round-up: Catch all the action here
Shocks continued to unfold at the 2018 Wimbledon, especially, in the women's section. In another frantic day, there were upsets awaiting top seeds as Venus Williams became the latest casualty. On the other hand, old guards Roger Federer and Serena Williams registered wins. Notably, 8 of the top 10 women's seeds have failed to reach the round of 16. Here is what happened.
Men's top seed Federer decimates Struff
Defending champion and men's number one seed Roger Federer swept aside Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff. The Swiss maestro won the tie 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 on the Center Court. Federer capped off the victory in one hour and 34 minutes. The 20-time Grand Slam champion will be up against Adrian Mannarino next. He has won 29 sets in a row at the Wimbledon.
Serena prevails against Mladenovic
Serena had a stern battle against France's Kristina Mladenovic, who turned out strong against the 23-time Slam champion. Serena prevailed 7-5, 7-6 in the third round battle. With eight of the top 10 women's seeds falling, the road to a 24th Slam for Serena could be on the cards. After her hard fought victory, Serena stated that she has nothing to prove.
Big gun Venus bites the dust
Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams became the latest top seed to be knocked out of the 2018 Wimbledon. The 38-year-old ninth seed lost 6-2, 6-7, 8-6 against Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens. Another seed Madison Keys crashed out, as well, after losing to Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina. Rodina won 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. 7th seed Karolina Pliskova managed to progress after seeing off Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Other vital results of Day 5
Men's 9th seed John Isner beat Radu Albot 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. 5th seed Milos Raonic saw his match against Dennis Novak be suspended. In women's section 13th seed Julia Goerges battled past Barbora Strycova 7-6, 3-6, 10-8. Ekaterina Makarova won her duel against Lucie Safarova.