Wimbledon 2015: Petra Kvitova & Caroline Wozniacki in third round

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Wimbledon 2015: Petra Kvitova's demolition of Kurumi Nara
Wimbledon 2015
Venue: All England Club Dates: 29 June - 12 July
Play: Outside courts 12:15 BST; Centre Court and Court One 13:00 BST
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Defending champion Petra Kvitova and former world number one Caroline Wozniacki have reached the third round of Wimbledon.

Kvitova, the Czech second seed, beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-0, while Dane Wozniacki beat Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic 6-1 7-6 (8-6).

German 10th seed Angelique Kerber, former finalist Sabine Lisicki and Agnieszka Radwanska are also through.

But Russian eighth seed Ekaterina Makarova lost to Magdalena Rybarikova.

Makarova was defeated 6-2, 7-5 by her Slovakian opponent and joins third seed Simona Halep, seventh seed Ana Ivanovic and Carla Suarez Navarro, seeded nine, in failing to get beyond the second round.

Kerber beat Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5 6-2, while the 2013 runner-up Lisicki came from a set and a break down to beat Christina McHale of the United States 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Radwanska, seeded 13th, had no problems in beating Croat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-0 6-2 in 48 minutes.

Petra in a rush

Petra Kvitova
Czech player Petra Kvitova has won Wimbledon twice, in 2011 and 2014

Kvitova will face either Serbian 26th seed Jelena Jankovic or Russia's Evgeniya Rodina for a place in the last 16.

The Czech fired down 10 aces and 23 winners in her 58-minute win over the world number 57.

In the first round, she dropped just one game against Kiki Bertens, winning in 35 minutes and has spent a mere 89 minutes on court so far.

"It was a good match from my side. I was really expecting a tough match because I saw a little bit - of her ability - when she played Venus Williams here last year," she said as she looks to add a third title to those she won in 2011 and 2014.

"I was really prepared and I'm really happy with how I played today, how I managed to win."

Standing at more than 6ft tall, she towered over Nara - the smallest player in the world top 100 at 5ft 1ins.

Great Dane

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Wozniacki's 5 best shots v Allertova

Former world number one Wozniacki says she is a contender for the Wimbledon title, despite having never made it past the fourth round.

The Danish fifth seed, who finished 2010 and 2011 on top of the rankings even though she has yet to win a Grand Slam, faces Italian 31st seed Camila Giorgi in the third round.

Wozniacki has reached the fourth round four times in eight appearances at Wimbledon, but has never gone beyond the last 16.

"I always feel like a contender. I'm five in the world, so of course I feel like a contender," the 24-year-old said.

"It's been a season where I've had some great matches and some great wins, and a season where I have had some tough draws, as well.

"I'm playing well, and that's the main thing. I'm positive about playing here, and the rest of the season moving forward.

"I won junior Wimbledon. I feel so comfortable on the grass. There's no reason why I shouldn't be able to make it past the fourth round."

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