London: Four-time champion Serena Williams overcame windy conditions and a gritty 65th-ranked opponent on Monday to pull out another three-set victory and reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, where she will meet the defending champion Petra Kvitova who ousted Francesca Schiavone on Monday.
The sixth-seeded American won the last three games of the final set to beat Kazakhstani wildcard Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1, 2-6, 7-5, in cool and gusty conditions on Court 2.
Williams hopped in joy with both feet in the air after hitting a big forehand that forced an error by Shvedova on the first match point, ending a hard-hitting contest that lasted nearly two hours.
While Serena was battling Shvedova, Kvitova and former French Open champion Schiavone were slogging it out on Court No. 3, where Kvitova finally eked out a hard-fought 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win....more
07:42 PM, Jul 02, 2012
London: Tenth seed Sara Errani crashed out of Wimbledon on Saturday against wildcard Yaroslava Shvedova, who became the first player to win every point in a set at the tournament. Shvedova won 6-0, 6-4 and utterly dominated the first set of the third-round match, preventing her Italian opponent from winning even one of the 24 points. The match pitted together two sensations of the French Open in Errani, a surprise...
10:01 PM, Jun 30, 2012