Defending champion Serena Williams is safely through to the fourth round, as German Annika Beck proved no match for the American at Wimbledon’s middle Sunday session.
It took the 21-time grand slam winner just 51 minutes to ease past her German opponent 6-3 6-0 as she looks to match Steffi Graf’s open era record of 22 grand slam titles.
Next up for the 34-year-old is Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova, as the 13th seed had to come from a set down to beat American Sloane Stephens 6-7 (7/1) 6-2 8-6.
There was better news for Stephens’ compatriot Coco Vandeweghe as he overpowered 2015 US Open finalist Roberta Vinci 6-3 6-4 and will meet Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Monday, as the Russian was a comfortable 6-3 6-2 winner over 11th seed Timea Bacszinksy.
Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova followed up her victory over Petra Kvitova with a another easy 6-4 6-2 win over Barbroa Strycova of Czech Republic to reach the fourth round.
In men’s action, Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga overcame American John Isner after a fifth set thriller at SW19 as he edged out the 18th seed 6-7 (7/3) 3-6 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 19-17.
Juan Martin Del Potro’s comeback is over as the Argentine failed to follow-up on his third round victory over fourth seed Stan Wawrinka as rising Frenchman Lucas Pouille bagged a hard-fought 6-7 (4/7) 7-6 (8/6) 6-4 6-1 victory to reach the last 16.
Nick Kyrgios is also into the fourth round as the Aussie knocked out Feliciano Lopez with a 6-3 6-7 (2/7) 6-3 6-4 victory over the Spaniard, while Czech Jiri Vesely bagged a comfortable 6-2 6-2 7-5 win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa to go through.
However, Vesely’s compatriot Tomas Berdych was made to work for his place in the next round as the tenth seed fought overcame a third set slip-up to beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-1.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet also had to dig deep to reach the last 16 as the seventh seed fought from a set down to defeat Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 6-3.