Wimbledon 2019: Konta battles by Stephens again, Murray/Williams win

Arnold Nichols
July 7, 2019

"I don't know how many years I have got left but at the moment I am really enjoying myself".

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer powered his way into the fourth round for the 17th time of the championships on Saturday, while racking up a record 350th win at the Grand Slams.

Two of the top 10 seeds did bow out, Dutch fourth seed Kiki Bertens and American ninth seed Sloane Stephens losing to Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova and Britain's French Open semi-finalist Johanna Konta respectively. "I felt like I served really when I really needed to", Barty said after becoming the first Australian woman into the last 16 since Jarmila Groth in 2010. She made her debut at Wimbledon 16 years ago and reached the quarter-finals in 2014. The third set was to go to a tiebreak. "Every match, I'm hoping to improve tons. I'm just concentrating on my singles", she said.

Posting her 15th consecutive victory, Barty was untroubled in a 6-1 6-1 victory over outclassed Dart.

"It was tough. It was a hardfought match especially in that first set".

"I played a solid match".

"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".

She would have been desperate to avoid the same fate and she held game points in her first two service games but was unable to take them and found herself 5-0 down inside 20 minutes. I know since coming back from that bad thing that happened with her, she's playing unbelievable tennis.

The 37-year-old will face Matteo Berrettini in the last 16 after the Italian beat Diego Schwartzman in five sets.

Nadal next faces the victor of a third-round matchup between Portugal's Joao Sousa and Britain's Daniel Evans.

Federer's 17th appearance in the fourth round at Wimbledon takes him ahead of Jimmy Connors on the all-time list. "And the generation before me also didn't play all Slams", Roger Federer continued. Pouille, who had seemed to crumble under pressure, saved the first but sent an aggressive forehand wide to give his opponent the set.

Lucas was far from those numbers, though, getting broken in game two when his forehand landed long and finding himself 4-0 down, taken down by a ideal backhand victor from Roger who was storming over his rival in the last 20 minutes.

For a berth in her first Wimbledon quarterfinal, she will face another player who won a grass court event this summer on Monday.

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