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By Chineze Ogugua

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer defeated Lukas Lacko in the second round to extend his winning streak at the event to 26 victories.

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The defending champion had it easy with 48 winners and 11 unforced errors to win 6-4 6-4 6-1 against Lackp

He will next face Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff who defeated Ivo Karlovic in five sets.

In the women event, seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams breezed into the next round in two sets while her sister Venus had to come from a set down to claim victory.

Serena defeated Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova in straight sets 6-1 6-4 in her second major tournament since giving birth to daughter Olympian.

Venus on her part had to fight back after going down by one set to beat Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6 6-0 6-1.

Serena next faces Tatjana Maria or Kristina Mladenovic who will play today while Venus plays Kiki Bertens.

Read also: Federer To Lose World Number One Ranking After Shocking Loss

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