Venus, seeded ninth, was beaten 6-2 6-7(5) 8-6 by Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens on Court One
Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer continued his serene run at Wimbledon as he strolled into the last 16 with 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday.
The 36-year-old Swiss, chasing a ninth title at the All England Club, extended his winning streak to 29 sets in a row.
King of Grass.— ESPN (@espn) July 6, 2018
Federer sets a new Open Era record for most career wins on grass. pic.twitter.com/HQfWE4Bceo
Federer will next face French 22nd seed Adrian Mannarino, who edged past Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-3 4-6 5-7 6-3.
In the women's draw, seven-times winner Serena Williams overcame her first big test in confident fashion by beating France's Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 7-6(2).
The 36-year-old American has progressed to the second week without dropping a set but her sister Venus became the eighth of the top 10 seeds to be knocked out of the championships.
Venus, seeded ninth, was beaten 6-2 6-7(5) 8-6 by Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens on Court One.
Earlier in the day, U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys also struggled to find her rhythm in her 7-5 5-7 6-4 defeat by Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina.
FEDERER STORMS INTO LAST 16
Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer needed just over an hour and a half to book a fourth-round spot by beating big-serving German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 7-5 6-2.
The 36-year-old Swiss extended his winning streak to 29 consecutive sets at the All England Club.
"I think I can be very happy today," said Federer, who will next face France's Adrian Mannarino.
"It's a wonderful feeling walking out there, I try to put on a good match and try hard every time, regardless of how many times I've played at Wimbledon. It's the most special court for me, hundreds of thousands must have come to see me play here."
PLISKOVA SURVIVES BUZARNESCU SCARE
Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova came back from a set down to beat Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu 3-6 7-6(3) 6-1 in the third round.
ISNER BREEZES PAST ALBOT
John Isner launched 21 aces in a comfortable 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over Moldova's Radu Albot.
The ninth-seeded American will face Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the quarter-finals.
SERENA MARCHES PAST MLADENOVIC
Seven-times champion Serena Williams rallied from 5-3 down in the second set to put away France's Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 7-6(2).
The American 25th seed moved into the second week without dropping a set and will next face Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina.
"This is only my second serious tournament back," said Williams, who is returning from a maternity leave.
Back at it again 😏 pic.twitter.com/wBcJAQ3Y2l— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 6, 2018
"I worked really, really hard (to get back playing) and it's been a long, arduous road but I always expected to come out and do the best I can do."
DREAM RUN CONTINUES FOR TSITSIPAS
Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas struck 25 winners in a clinical display to beat Italian Thomas Fabbiano 6-2 6-1 6-4.
Tsitsipas, seeded 31st, becomes the first Greek man to reach the fourth round at a Grand Slam.
GOERGES BOOKS FOURTH-ROUND SPOT
German Julia Goerges, who had lost in the opening round in her previous five Wimbledon appearances, edged past Czech Barbora Strycova 7-6(3) 3-6 10-8 in just under three hours on Court Two.
BERTENS OUTLASTS VENUS IN MARATHON
Kiki Bertens grabbed a decisive break in the 18th game to beat ninth-seeded Venus Williams 6-2 6-7(5) 8-6 and reach the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time.
Venus became the eighth top-10 player in the women's draw to crash out this week.
BRITISH DUO FALL IN DOUBLES THRILLER
El Salvador's Marcelo Arevalo and Chilean Hans Podlipnik-Castillo beat British pair Jay Clarke and Cameron Norrie 6-4 6-7(5) 5-7 6-4 22-20 after five hours of play stretched over two days in a marathon opening-round men's doubles clash.
What a match. What scenes.— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2018
After FIVE hours and two minutes, Marcelo Arevalo and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo beat Jay Clarke and Cam Norrie in a gruelling 6-4, 6-7(5), 5-7, 6-4, 22-20 (yes, twenty two - twenty!) encounter#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/Ndl1Jfacmt
MONFILS MAKES IT INTO LAST 16 FOR FIRST TIME
Frenchman Gael Monfils reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time in 10 appearances, beating last year's semi-finalist Sam Querrey 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-2.
"I'm very happy (to make the last 16 for the first time), long time I've been chasing for that," said Monfils, who will next face South African Kevin Anderson.
ZVEREV PREVAILS IN COMEBACK WIN
After trailing two sets to one on Thursday, fourth seed Alexander Zverev dropped just three games on Friday to overcome American Taylor Fritz 6-4 5-7 6-7(0) 6-1 6-2 in the second round.
Comeback Complete!— ATP World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) July 6, 2018
Alexander Zverev comes from two sets to one down to beat #NextGenATP Taylor Fritz in five sets over two days. How far will the 🇩🇪 go at #Wimbledon?
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"Stopping yesterday two sets to one down was not a nice feeling, I came out today and knew I would have chances," said Zverev, who will face Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the third round on Saturday.
"I am happy to be able to play in the third round tomorrow. The match today showed I can’t take anything for granted. I hope I can win a few more matches here and the German crowd can watch some tennis."
IMPRESSIVE ANDERSON STROLLS INTO LAST 16
U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson struck an impressive 42 winners on his way to the fourth round, beating Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-5 7-5.
It’s a straight-sets victory for eighth seed Kevin Anderson.— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) July 6, 2018
He’s defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 to advance to the last 16.
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RODINA STUNS KEYS
Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina outplayed an erratic Madison Keys in a 7-5 5-7 6-4 victory to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career.
French Open semi-finalist Keys struggled for most of the match as she committed 48 unforced errors in a disappointing display.