Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova march into second week — WTA Wimbledon

Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova march into second week — WTA Wimbledon

World number one Ashleigh Barty booked her maiden place in the fourth round at Wimbledon today while Serena Williams made the second week for the 16th time.

Harriet Dart had never won a match at Wimbledon until this year, but now finds herself under the spotlight of playing on Centre Court in front of 15,000 people at the All England Club.

Mikhail Kukushkin matched his best ever grand slam win with a four-set victory over Jan-Lennard Struff while Berrettini won the longest match of the tournament so far, beating Diego Schwartzman 6-7 (5) 7-6 (2) 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-3 in four hours and 19 minutes.

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Williams will hope to remain in the trophy hunt come finals weekend, and the 37-year-old 11th seed looked in shape to last the distance in London as her serve fired and ground shots invariably found their mark.

Johanna Konta is second on Court One against former US Open champion Sloane Stephens, whom she thrashed 6-1 6-4 at the French Open a couple of months ago.

Bidding for a record-equalling 24th major, and eighth Wimbledon crown, Williams is full of respect for Barty, admitting she'd been keeping a close eye on the top seed's progress.

She is also the first Australian woman to make the second week since 2010.

"I played a solid match". I like when people have a attractive game and they do the right techniques.

"I just need to keep it up", she said.

"And her mind. I was awful at 15. So I've been watching a lot". Pouille, who had seemed to crumble under pressure, saved the first but sent an aggressive forehand wide to give his opponent the set.

Eight-time Wimbledon singles champion Roger Federer posted yet more landmarks on Saturday as all the main contenders male and female encountered few problems in reaching the Last 16.

"It's such a buzz going around about me and Andy now, that I've got nervous".

Serena Williams in action during her third round match against Julia Goerges at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Dual Wimbledon victor Petra Kvitova continues to loom as a potential semi-final threat to Barty and Williams after marching on with a 6-3 6-2 dispatch of Poland's Magda Linette. The 6th seed and two-time champion Petra Kvitova is looking strong after an arm injury that put her participation in doubt, defeating Magda Linette 6-3, 6-2 in 69 minutes, advancing to the fourth round for the first time since 2014!

Elsewhere, fourth seed Kiki Bertens was upset by Barbora Strycova as another big name fell on the women's side.

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