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Madison Keys latest seed to suffer surprise exit

Katie Boulter Madison Keys latest seed to suffer surprise exit
Domingo Copeland | 07 July, 2018, 00:07

Earlier on Friday, fourth seed Alexander Zverev reached the third round for the third year in a row when he came from 2-1 down to complete a 6-4 5-7 6-7 (0) 6-1 6-2 victory over Taylor Fritz in their suspended match.

Tenth seed Keys, who had made at least the quarter-finals of her last three majors, lost in the third round 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 to Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina, ranked 120th in the world.

Struff, who recovered from two sets down in both of his opening matches, began in encouraging fashion but was broken in the sixth game after back-to-back winners from the Swiss great.

Serena, seeded 25 this year after taking time away from the tour to give birth to her daughter, faces Kristina Mladenovic of France for a place in the last 16 later Friday.

The 38-year-old American - last year's runner-up at Wimbledon - was the oldest entrant in the women's singles field.

Isner will face world No.31 Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first Greek man to first Greek man to reach the fourth round of a grand slam in the 50-year professional era, for a quarterfinal berth.

"I tried to hit the ball hard and fight for every ball and I think in the end that's why I won".

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"I knew it was going to be a tough match, so I went onto the court with the determination and intensity, thinking I can't make any mistakes".

The 33-year-old Sela, who in 2009 achieved his career high ranking, 29, could only survive halfway into each set before losing his serve and eventually being knocked out of the tournament.

Cilic last bowed out in the second round in 2013. Ekaterina Makarova came out on top of Lucie Safarova 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; while Camila Girogi survived Katerina Siniakova to advance to the Round of 16.

Roger Federer and South African world No.8 Kevin Anderson were joined in the third round by world No.1 Rafael Nadal and fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro on Thursday.

Nick Kyrgios, seeded 15, unleashed 42 winners to see off Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.

However, the dominant way he played in his 6-3 7-5 7-5 victory over German Philipp Kohlschreiber suggested he could go further than ever before.

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