Sweet 16! Serena surges into Wimbledon third round

Serena Williams reveals she stopped breastfeeding daughter to lose weight

The 36-year-old stormed through 6-1, 6-4 for what was her 16th straight Wimbledon win, having won the title in 2015 and 2016 before taking time off to start a family.

While the 25th seed was pleased with her progress since her 7-5 6-3 first-round win over Arantxa Rus, she still has a lot of things on her "to do list" before her next test against France's Kristina Mladenovic. Her younger sister Serena plays Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria later.

She told BBC Sport: "It is just about winning the match, if you are at your best or not doesn't matter as long as you win". She said she'd heard that nursing would promote weight loss, but that didn't happen for her.

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11 women's matches were scheduled as against 10 men's ties. Five of the seven matches on Centre Court and Court One on day three were women's singles, although one of them was a late change after the Centre Court programme ended early.

Adrian Wilson, the Wimbledon chief of officials, said the marital statuses of female players come from the Women's Tennis Association and are put into the central tournament database, which displays on the tablet screens used by chair umpires.

Still the increasingly competitive nature of the contest was relished by Williams, who let out a roar after a cross-court backhand victor brought up another break point that Tomova saved, before applauding the 23-year-old as she survived a match point and forced her to successfully serve it out. Some forms of address are permanent at the All England Club, which operates as if there's a man in front of many great women.

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The mother of one said: "I was vegan".

Serena Williams pummelled Viktoriya Tomova in 66 minutes to reach the third round on Wednesday.

There was something old, something new and something blue on show on Monday as Serena Williams swapped the skin-tight catsuit that caused a stir in Paris for a more conservative look on her return to Wimbledon for the first time since becoming a mum. Surely not as Miss S. Williams, a name on the board seven times already.

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