Even by his own lofty standards, Novak Djokovic put in a Wimbledon performance that was close to perfect. The top-ranked Serb played near-flawless tennis to reach the fourth round of the grass-court Grand Slam, going close to a full match without making an unforced error in dispatching Jeremy Chardy of France 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
Serena Williams wasn't bad either, giving a lop-sided schooling to the oldest woman in the tournament. Williams recorded her 600th career win, brushing aside 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-2, 6-0 in an evening match that was moved to Centre Court so it could be played under the lights with the roof closed.
In the other matches, Britain's Laura Robson progressed as did China's Li Na while in the men's singles matches, Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer and Tommy Haas were among the winners in the third round.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns against France's Jeremy Chardy. -Photo by AFP
Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych reacts during his third round men's singles match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson. -Photo by AFP
Spain's David Ferrer celebrates beating Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov. -Photo by AFP
Laura Robson of Britain celebrates after beating Marina Erakovic of New Zealand. -Photo by AP
France's Jeremy Chardy returns against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their third round men's singles match. -Photo by AFP
Andriy Shevchenko (C), former Chelsea soccer player and now a Ukranian politician, sits on Centre Court. -Photo by Reuters
Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm reacts after losing a point to US player Serena Williams. -Photo by AFP
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina receives treatment after crashing into the umpire's chair during his Men's singles match against Grega Zemlja of Slovenia. -Photo by AP
Serena Williams of the United States reacts after winning a point against Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan. -Photo by AP
Germany's Sabine Lisicki celebrates beating Australia's Samantha Stosur. -Photo by AFP