Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams, Roger Federer & Venus Williams in action on Friday

Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams, Roger Federer & Venus Williams in action on Friday

Leyland got a meeting with Wimbledon officials and told them, "I love your championship, I love your tradition, but this gender inequity is one tradition that you need to change", Leyland said Wednesday in a telephone interview.

Even ultimate warrior Williams applauded a couple of her opponent's winners late in the second set before completing victory in 66 minutes.

Swiss Federer looked relaxed and greeted his adoring supporters as he entered the practice courts on Thursday in preparation for Friday's contest against the big-serving Struff.

"I think I did everything I could", Wozniacki said. Not wasting too much energy in the first matches is nice to have.

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He said he "felt good" and "less nervous" than he did in his previous match, his first-round win over Dušan Lajović on Monday.

Elsewhere, American world No.13 Sam Querrey eliminated Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-3 while Russia's Daniil Medvedev, earned a straight-set victory over world Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3 6-4 6-2.

Serena added: "After that, I lost 10 pounds in a week, I just kept dropping".

Serena Williams' road to her record-tying 24th Grand Slam title is well underway at Wimbledon and she's navigating the scene with her daughter Alexis Olympia Jr.by her side.

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The 25th seed had to battle from a break down in the second set but went on to win five games in a row to set up a second-round encounter against either Tereza Smitkova or Viktoriya Tomova.

The balance shifts back to the men on Thursday, when five men's matches are scheduled on the two feature courts compared with two women's matches.

The tennis star - who has 10-month-old Alexis Olympia with her husband Alexis Ohanian - admits she found it really "tough" in the beginning and shed a few tears because she didn't know how to help her little girl. I was not feeling my rhythm from the beginning.

"It was better than my first round and I'm happy that I'm going in the right direction", said 25th-seeded Williams. In addition to actual tennis play, the 36-year-old profits from numerous endorsement deals, which have included Nike, Gatorade, Delta Air Lines, Aston Martin, Pepsi, Beats by Dre, OPI, IBM, and Chase Bank.

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