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"I had no idea what my draw was and all of a sudden I came in here the other day, it was like, So if you win, then you play this person [Serena]".

"It was really tough because I played her in Miami, I had a few match points there and I lost so that was going into my mind sometimes".

The match on Monday will also be a tussle between two of the tour's mothers.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams could not pull off a third consecutive comeback, instead joining the parade of top-10 seeds on the way out of the Grand Slam tournament.

'No, you have to help mama with her hair, ' Williams says as she gently takes the comb from her daughter.

Their defeats means that eight of the women's top 10 at this year's championships have already been knocked out.

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Tenth seed Keys, who had made at least the quarter-finals of her last three majors, lost in the third round 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 to Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina, ranked 120th in the world.

"I think I can be very happy today", said Federer, who will next face France's Adrian Mannarino.

The 38-year-old American - last year's runner-up at Wimbledon - was the oldest entrant in the women's singles field.

"Serena is my idol", Rodina said.

Monfils will next face eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson, who beat No. 25 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 after losing just eight of 61 points on his first serve. "So it will be great to play against her".

With errors flying off her racket the 23-year-old seemed down and out when she trailed 0-4 in the second set.

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The American 10th seed was 5-2 ahead in the first set but collapsed to lose it and go 4-0 down in the second.

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev reached the third round in the men's event by beating Taylor Fritz of the US 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-2 in a match that was suspended a day earlier after the third set.

"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".

But Rodina, 29, held her nerve to reach the last 16 at a grand slam for the first time.

German fourth seed Alexander Zverev made the third round, seeing off Taylor Fritz of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0/7), 6-1, 6-2 and faces Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis for a spot in the last 16.

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