Top seeds were able to survive and advance at Wimbledon 2012 on Friday.
Overall, only one of the seeds in the top ten on the men's or women's side of the draw fell on Friday when No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic fell. Roger Federer picked up win No. 849 of his career but struggled mightily against Julien Benneteau before doing so. New Jersey native and Olympic hopeful Christina McHale lost her match on Friday but her third round exit was her best finish at Wimbledon.
No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated No. 28 Radek Stepanek, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Roger Federer defeated No. 29 Julien Benneteau, 4-6, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
No. 26 Mikhail Youzhny defeated No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
No. 1 Maria Sharapova defeated Su-Wei Hsieh, 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Heather Watson, 6-0, 6-2
No. 8 Angelique Kerber defeated No. 28 Christinia McHale, 6-2, 6-3
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