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Swiatek, Nadal enter third round in Wimbledon

Iga Swiatek has 37 victories in a row

Britain Wimbledon Tennis Poland's Iga Swiatek returns to Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove at Wimbledon tennis championships in London | AP

World number one Iga Swiatek and men's second seed Rafa Nadal confirmed their places in the third round of Wimbledon with gritty performances on Thursday.

The world champions failed to live up to their usual high standards but still found a way to find a place to the third round, Reuters reported.

A misfiring Swiatek found her range in the decider to beat Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove 6-4 4-6 6-3 and extend her winning streak to 37 matches, while Nadal kept his hopes of a calendar Slam alive with a 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-3 win over Ricardas Berankis, Reuters reported.

Spanish second seed Rafa Nadal overcame a third-set wobble and a brief rain delay to beat Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-3 and stay on course for a third Wimbledon title. Nadal would next play against Italian player Lorenzo Sonego.

World number one Iga Swiatek survived a minor scare to oust Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove of the Netherlands 6-4 4-6 6-3 to win her 37th match in a row.

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