Rodina, a 120th-ranked Russian qualifier, upset Keys 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. I have worked really, really, really hard and it has been a long arduous road.
"I do my best to be quick". Every opponent is playing her A game, as we've seen in this tournament. Today I played differently, tried to be more aggressive, he started to feel uncomfortable. Others will see it as nonsense, whatever the seedings say.
Argentina's Pella prevailed 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 to reach the third round for the first time, in a match that swung entirely on its overnight rain delay.
Their defeats means that eight of the women's top 10 at this year's championships have already been knocked out.
Williams had to fight for her win, though.
Keys lost in three sets behind a faltering serve, and gave up seven break points to Rodina.
'It's my serious second tournament back so it's going pretty well.
Kukushkin was able to keep the pressure on until 4-4, the Kazakh doing nearly everything right, even getting a point with a very easy right handed shot that gave the second favourite a glimmer of hope. She sat out Wimbledon a year ago while pregnant.
The Swiss ace needed just over an hour and a half to book a fourth-round spot by beating the big-serving German 6-3 7-5 6-2.
Once Williams was ready, she headed out to the court to face Kristina Mladenovic.
'Mama is nearly done in here, 'Williams tells Alexis as the baby girl reaches up for her mom to pick her up. Alex instead grabs the comb and puts it in her mouth.
The shootout was made for Williams, the greatest server in the business.
Williams was defeated by Bertens' outstanding forehand, but her third-round appearance is her best of 2018. She is 36 and, against all odds, approaching the level that has brought her 23 grand slam titles, one short of the all-time record held by Margaret Court.
Federer fired three of those aces in a row to take the second set and he got his 15,000-strong Centre Court fan club gasping in astonishment as he produced a ridiculous backhand drop shot from behind the baseline. Williams is moving and hitting as if she could do it at the first attempt.