Ashleigh Barty too good for Britain's Harriet Dart

Posted July 07, 2019

"The records mean something to me, but not everything just because I am very much aware that not everybody for the last hundred years played all the Slams", admitted the 20-time major victor of his 350-win landmark.

"I don't see a reason why younger women players should run into physical issues or not win tournaments young", said Federer.

Barty faces Alison Riske next with a potential quarter-final looming against Serena Williams. "Every match, I'm hoping to improve tons". "I served really well and getting out of the love 40 game was massive".

"Each match for me really counts".

"That was really good", said Barty.

A bold service game from Dart took the set into a tie-break and she claimed it impressively. Now my mind, it's more focusing on the arm than maybe on the tennis. "In the third it was tough, it was very even so there is always a relief winning a third set breaker because if it goes the other way, we might be here for another few hours".

Tennys Sandgren, ranked 94th in the world, set up a fourth-round battle against fellow American Sam Querrey after Sandgren upset No. 12 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy, 6-3, 7-6 (12), 6-3.

"I'm still extremely hungry and driven to try to do well, to try and grow and develop as a player and a person, trying to take as much as I can from every single match, learn from every single match, then keep going forward and keep striving to be better", she said after dismissing Dart in 53 minutes.

The 33-year-old Czech is a known danger on grass.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams continued her campaign for an eighth Wimbledon title after the 37-year-old American bested Germany's Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-4 to enter the fourth round at Wimbledon.

She was in high spirits in her post-match press conference, telling reporters it was a privilege to be able to strut her stuff on one of the best tennis courts in the world.

They exchanged breaks again before Haddad Maia went on to level the match.

"I wouldn't be playing a British crowd, I'm playing against Harriet". I know since coming back from that awful thing that happened with her, she's playing unbelievable tennis.

Women's third round: Coco Gauff beat Polona Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5; No. 3 Karolina Pliskova beat Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3, 2-6, 6-4; No. 7 Simona Halep beat Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-1; Shuai Zhang beat No. 14 Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2.

Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer earned his 350th career Grand Slam match win on Saturday at the All England Club, ousting Frenchman Lucas Pouille in three sets in a third-round matchup on Saturday in London.