Wimbledon 2017: Top seed Angelique Kerber battles back to beat Shelby Rogers

Garbine Muguruza plays a shot

Having claimed the Australian and U.S. Open crowns past year, Kerber has not won a single title this season and struggled for fluency against Flipkens, who tried everything in her power to upset the world number one.

She next faces Rybarikova, who eased into the last 16 of a Major for the first time with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Lesia Tsurenko.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against Latvia's Ernests Gulbis during their men's singles third round match on the sixth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, yesterday.

Djokovic will next face Adrian Mannarino, who defeated fellow Frenchman and No. 15 seed Gael Monfils 7-6 (3), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in three hours, 30 minutes.

'I think it's an exciting match, ' she said after beating the Romanian. "It was tough to find my rhythm actually".

The 32nd seed was clearly upset but had to play her singles match against Shelby Rodgers, which she lost 6-7 (4/7) 6-4 6-3. Though known more for her exploits on clay, her neat groundstrokes and footwork are effective on grass as well - and, looking comfortable on it, Halep has been working hard to redress her recently missed opportunities. "I'm very pleased with the way I've felt, the way I've played". In the second set, I was starting to feeling the ball better and better. "I think the key was at the end that I was fighting, and I was never giving up no matter what the score was".

French 12th seed Kristina Mladenovic hit out at the condition of Court 18 after her shock 2-6 6-4 6-4 defeat by American Alison Riske.

Raonic fired 21 aces and won 83 percent of his service points during the two-hour, 21-minute match.

Kerber will next play another former runner-up, Garbine Muguruza, while fifth seed Wozniacki battled through to face Coco Vandeweghe.

Radwanska next faces Russian eighth seed Kuznetsova, the 2004 USA and 2009 French Open champion, who cruised through with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Slovenian qualifier Polona Hercog.

Poland's ninth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska came back from a set down to beat Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Saturday and reach the last 16.

Djokovic's lone meeting with Mannarino came at at the All England Club previous year, with the Serbian scoring a straight-sets win in the second round.

Rogers will take on the top seed and #1 ranked player in the world Angelique Kerber in the 3rd round on Saturday.

Djokovic, who extended his head-to-head against Gulbis to 7-1, is through to the fourth round at Wimbledon for the 10th time.

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