Djokovic on a roll again, Serena warms to task

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LONDON (Reuters) - Serbia's Novak Djokovic took his latest winning streak to two matches with an emphatic win over South African Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon second round on Thursday as Serena Williams also progressed.

The world number two may struggle to match the 41 consecutive victories with which he began the year before losing in the French Open semi-final but his form so far suggests no hangover from his Paris loss to Roger Federer.

After scorching into a 5-0 lead after 15 minutes he routinely dispatched the towering Anderson 6-3 6-4 6-2.

Defending women's champion Williams dispensed with the tears as she reached the third round with an ultimately easy victory over Romanian teenager Simona Halep.

The 29-year-old, who wept after beating Aravane Rezai on Tuesday as the emotional turmoil of a horrendous 11 months caught up with her, eventually found her A-game in a 3-6 6-2 6-1 victory on Court Two.

While she was generally happy with her progress so far after returning just before Wimbledon from a cut foot and later a potentially fatal blood clot, she was clearly puzzled at the decision to schedule her match on the third-biggest court.

"I don't know," she told a news conference. "They like to put us on Court