Kuznetsova reaches Wimbledon third round

Seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Russian countryman Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday.

The 32-year-old Kuznetsova downed Makarova 6-0, 7-5 in 71 minutes to set up a third round meeting with Slovakia's Polona Hercog, after she beat Varvara Lepchenko of the USA.

It was all Kuznetsova in the opening set as she mixed up her deft touch with plenty of power to cruise to a 6-0 scoreline in just 24 minutes following service breaks in the first, third and fifth games. 

Makarova started off the next set by dropping her serve but immediately broke back in the second game to get back on level terms.

It stayed on serve until the fifth game when Kuznetsova again found the break only for Makarova to hit straight back with another break of her own.

Kuznetsova kept pressing, however, and she would secure her third break of the set in the 11th game, and this time, there was no way back for her opponent, as the seventh seed held on to clinch match point on her own serve.

Thursday's women's singles result's so far:

Polona Hercog (Slovakia) beat Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-2
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) beat Tatjana Maria(Germany) 6-4, 6-2

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