The main talking points ahead of day five at Wimbledon

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Roger Federer and Serena Williams are back in the spotlight on Friday at Wimbledon.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the main talking points on day five.

Struff of nightmares

Defending champion Roger Federer
Defending champion Roger Federer has yet to drop a set at Wimbledon this year (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Serena getting stronger

Spare a thought for Kristina Mladenovic, who is next in the crosshairs of seven-time winner Serena Williams.  The American has made short work of her first two opponents and, although she will not admit it, the steady trickle of seeds going out has made the prospect of an eighth title a genuine one, less than 10 months after giving birth to her daughter. World number Mladenovic, a doubles specialist ranked 62 in singles, is unlikely to get in the way.

Venus in the mix

In fact the biggest hurdle to come for Serena could be sister Venus, who remains in contention to add to her personal tally of five titles, and they could meet in the semi-finals. The elder sibling is looking more fallible these days, dropping the first set in each of her opening two matches, but crucially she is finding ways to win. Kiki Bertens is next up, having lost to Venus in Miami earlier this year – despite taking the first set.

Murray Az new partner

Wimbledon 2017 – Day Thirteen – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Jamie Murray won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon last year with Martina Hingis (Adam Davy/PA)

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