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Result: Victoria Azarenka sets up Belinda Benic meeting after Kristina Mladenovic rout

Victoria Azarenka beats Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 6-4 to move into the last 16 at Wimbledon, where Belinda Bencic awaits.

Victoria Azarenka remains on course for a first Wimbledon title after moving into the last 16 with a straight-sets win over Kristina Mladenovic this evening.

Azarenka needed 100 minutes in order to book her place in the fourth round after beating her French counterpart 6-4 6-4 to keep alive her hopes of a second Grand Slam.

The Belarusian, a two-time semi-finalist at SW19, broke Mladenovic in the third game to establish a 2-1 lead, before holding her serve for the remainder to secure a relatively comfortable first-set advantage.

Mladenovic, ranked 38th in the world, 14 places below her opponent, looked on course for defeat when Azarenka broke her once again in the opening game.

The former Australian Open champion lost her serve for the first time in the match as her opponent drew level at two games apiece.

Nevertheless, Azarenka broke again in the ninth game to move 5-4 ahead and it was enough to secure the win.

She will face Belinda Bencic in the last 16.

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Saturday's key events

· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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