Eight-time Wimbledon singles champion Roger Federer posted yet more landmarks on Saturday as all the main contenders male and female encountered few problems in reaching the Last 16. Now, she had strung together two wins in a row for the first time to earn the ultimate accolade and biggest test, Barty-the best player in the world, victor just a month ago of the French Open-in front of a capacity Centre Court crowd. I think it's one of her great strengths. I know since coming back from that bad thing that happened with her, she's playing unbelievable tennis.
'Really, I just need to go about it, be really simple, make up my mind, pick my spot, hit it, and try and bring a very simple mindset and have this real clarity around how I want to play, but also knowing I have the ability to adapt and play a different shot if I need to'. "Yes, it could end right now because it was an fantastic career but I wanted to experience that moment of happiness and everything again and see if I get the goosebumps again", Federer told Uniqlo.
Roger Federer beat France's Lucas Pouille 7-5 6-2 7-6 on Centre Court today, to record his 350th Grand Slam win.
"It was incredible walking out there ... a really special moment walking out onto court", Barty said.
If the Brits were hoping for a stirring revival from their star they were left disappointed - but they were treated to a tennis masterclass from Australia's newest golden girl.
The 15-year-old American - who has wowed the crowds in reaching the last 16 of the women's singles - and her British partner Jay Clarke lost 6-1, 6-4, in the first round to Robert Lindstedt and Jelena Ostapenko. "I think (in the) second round I played little bit better than the first round". I did a lot of times serve on one ball.
As the match wore on the cheers got louder for every point Dart was able to steal from the world No. 1.
Kate joins tennis fans in the ‘normal’ seats at Wimbledon
There, the Duchess-who is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Crocquet Club- sat next to Wimbledon Chairman Philip Brook. Kate Middleton was a breath of fresh air at Wimbledon when she floated in wearing a gorgeous, white dress and cool shades.
"I'm ready and excited but I'm definitely nervous".
"This is my second Wimbledon".
Barty broke Dart on her first two service games to race to a 5-0 lead before pocketing the opening set with three booming aces.
"I don't see a reason why younger women players should run into physical issues or not win tournaments young", said Federer.
Having dropped only two sets in her last 15 matches, Ash Barty's opponents are getting used to her exhibiting a streak of near fiendish brutality.
Belgium's Elise Mertens is through to the second week as she dismissed China's Qiang Wang 6-2, 6-7 (9-11), 6-4. Kukushkin was leading 6-3, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 2-2 when the incident occurred and later won the fourth set 7-5 to close out the match.