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The Latest: Nishikori advances to 3rd round at Wimbledon


AP
11:30 a.m. EDT June 30, 2016

LONDON (AP) โ€” The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by beating Julien Benneteau 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

The fifth-seeded Nishikori, the highest-ranked Japanese player in ATP history, had 48 winners in the match, the first on Centre Court on Day 4 at the All England Club.

Nishikori, who reached the fourth round in 2014, will next face Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

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3:25 p.m.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams won another match at the All England Club, beating Greek qualifier Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the third round.

The eighth-seeded Williams, at 36 the oldest player seeded in the top eight at a major tournament since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994, had 38 winners but 31 unforced errors.

Williams won the last of her five Wimbledon titles in 2008. Since 2011, she has not been past the fourth round.

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3:10 p.m.

Milos Raonic advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by beating Andreas Seppi 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.

The sixth-seeded Canadian, who reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2014, had 25 aces in the…

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