Federer, Serena Williams sweep into Wimbledon quarterfinals

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"You can be a mom, you can still play tennis and you can still be great". Both players are still very emotional talking about it and so are the people who watched it, including younger players who are now in the tennis elite. As you have already guessed, it's Wimbledon time.

In the women's draw, Serena Williams underlined her status as the Wimbledon title favorite with a 62-minute demolition of Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina, while Karolina Pliskova became the last top 10 seed to crash out on Monday.

Meanwhile the last top 10 seed in the ladies' draw, Karolina Pliskova, has also been sent packing.

Shapovalov's Wimbledon ended in the second round.

The only hiccup was when the Czech managed to go a break up in the third, but his lead was just as quickly wiped out as the world no. 1 broke back immediately on his way to taking the match inside two hours.

Having saved a host of break points, Mannarino eventually faltered at 5-5 and looked to be suffering from discomfort in his right groin as Federer held to love to open up a two-set lead.

To claim Djokovic is back to his 12-time Grand Slam winning best would be a tad premature, but the 31-year-old Serb is certainly showing signs of getting closer to it.

Jelena Ostapenko advanced to a second consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 victory over Aliaksandra Sasnovich. I knew he was much better than what he showed in that first set.

Meanwhil, world number 26, Mannarino raised his game in the following two sets.

Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe said it was a "privilege" to still be able to see the Swiss marvel strut his stuff on tennis's most famous centre court and, a month shy of his 37th birthday, Federer said he could barely believe it either.

Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-Wei.

It was all started when leading 2-0 in the first set, Mannarino's default serve was defended by Federer in an nearly "cricket" style.

Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time since 2011 to solidify the view he can finally win this tournament for a third occasion.

The 11-time French Open champion beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court on Monday and has yet to drop a set in this tournament.

"So far four matches have been really, really good for me", said Djokovic, who also eliminated British number one Kyle Edmund in the third round.

Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson and 9-4 over Monfils.

Anderson added that Federer, who won his first Wimbledon title in 2003, is the ideal role model for the sport - and for those players in the chasing pack.

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