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SportSerena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber

22:01  04 july  2019
22:01  04 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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© Reuters Serena Williams Serena Williams overcame a dropped first set to rally past Slovenia's Kaja Juvan 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday at the All England Club, advancing to the third round during an eventful day at Wimbledon in London. Williams, seeded 11th, failed to save any of the three break points she

Kerber , the defending champion, lost to Lauren Davis , an unseeded American. In her first-round match at Wimbledon she was noticeably underconfident against Giulia It was the kind of stunning quality Serena Williams has shown at the All England Club on many occasions, but not yet in 2019.

Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber © Reuters Serena Williams Serena Williams overcame a dropped first set to rally past Slovenia's Kaja Juvan 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday at the All England Club, advancing to the third round during an eventful day at Wimbledon in London.

Williams, seeded 11th, failed to save any of the three break points she faced, including two in the first set, but she took control in the second. She then appeared to be cruising in the third with consecutive breaks to lead 5-2, but Juvan fought back with a break and a hold to trail 5-4, before Williams closed out the match.

"I like the pressure," Williams said in her on-court interview afterward. "I would rather be in this position than any other, and sometimes I play best when I'm down. I'm just a fighter and never give up."

Gauff given marquee Venus matchup, former champions lie in wait for Barty

Gauff given marquee Venus matchup, former champions lie in wait for Barty After making Wimbledon history in qualifying, Cori Gauff will face Venus Williams in the first round at the All England Club.

Defending champion Angelique Kerber collapsed from a set up today at Wimbledon . The Slovenian Juvan was trying to follow in the footsteps of 15-year-old Coco Gauff who stunned Venus Davis was blown out in the first but thanks to an array of errors from the German, she rolled to her biggest Slam

WTA Tour: Serena Williams still has plans for a weekend at Wimbledon after winning on Thursday, but Angelique Kerber is heading home early. Elsewhere on Thursday, defending champion Angelique Kerber crashed out to Lauren Davis . Teenager Amanda Anisimova also lost, beaten by Magda Linette.

Williams will next face 18th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany, who handled Russia's Varvara Flink 6-1, 6-4.

Ninth-seeded Sloane Stephens also advanced, cruising by Yafan Wang 6-0, 6-2. But the American star of the day was lucky loser Lauren Davis, who rallied to stun defending champion Angelique Kerber of Germany 2-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Davis, who is ranked 95th in the world and got a spot in the field only after Russia's Evgeniya Rodina withdrew, created 18 break-point opportunities and converted eight of them, including three in each of the final two sets. Davis finished with 45 winners and 50 unforced errors, compared to 13 and 31, respectively, for Kerber, who was seeded fifth.

"Definitely been incredible," Davis told reporters afterward of her experience. "I was super disappointed having lost last round of (qualifying). I found out less than two hours later that I got into main (draw). I was ecstatic about that. It's honestly a dream being here. ... Yeah, it feels amazing."

Teen star Gauff stuns Venus Williams

Teen star Gauff stuns Venus Williams Teenage sensation Cori Gauff caused a monumental first-round shock by knocking out five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in straight sets on Monday. 'Coco', 15, is the youngest player to come through qualifying in the Open era and is 24 years younger than her opponent, and the young American played like a veteran to come through a dramatic encounter to win 6-4 6-4 on Court One. Williams had already won four of her seven Grand Slam titles before Gauff was born, but in a battle of the generations it was Gauff who came out on top.

The defending champion Angelique Kerber crashed out of Wimbledon in the second round after a 2-6 6-2 Lucky loser Davis fought back from a set behind to claim the stunning victory over last year's The seven-time Wimbledon champion lost her first set by 6-2 before finding her range at the start of

Reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber suffered her worst result at the All England Club since 2013, while Serena Williams came from Giorgi stuns Stephens, into Pan Pacific quarters. Defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber falls to unseeded American Lauren Davis 2-6

It was the 25-year-old's third career win over a top-10 opponent.

Top-seeded Australian Ashleigh Barty faced no such upset bid, cruising past Belgian Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-3 in just 57 minutes. Barty faced only one break point, losing it in her final service game, but quickly broke back to clinch the match.

"Overall today, I was just really clear," Barty told reporters afterward. "I think I did a really good job with my execution and how I wanted to play. It was pretty sharp right from the start."

Barty will next face Brit Harriet Dart, who outlasted Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-1.

Fourth-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands recovered from the brink to survive American Taylor Townsend 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Bertens faced match point with Townsend serving at 6-5 in the second set, but the Dutchwoman converted her third break point in the game to force a tiebreaker, rallied from 2-0 down to win the tiebreaker and then cruised through the third set.

Murray to play alongside Serena

Murray to play alongside Serena Andy Murray will play alongside Serena Williams in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, the Scot's management team have announced. The American and the Scot talked up the idea of joining forces during their pre-tournament press conferences on Saturday. And after Serena started her quest for an eighth singles title at the All England Club with a straight-sets victory over Giulia Gatto-Monticone, the 37-year-old teased journalists during her post-match press conference. "I am just going to see how I feel today. I don't know, I am still in the singles mode, figuring that out. "We'll see.

Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon title and spoiled her opponent’s dream comeback with a Report and reaction. Serena Williams and other parents proving age is no barrier at Wimbledon . I am barely surviving to watch, and she is RUNNING and playing FINAL of a Grand Slam 🥇🏆 just

Serena Williams still has plans for the weekend at Wimbledon after winning on Thursday, but Angelique Kerber is heading home early.

All but one of the other seeded players in action advanced in straight sets, led by sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, who dispatched Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 6-2.

Also moving on to the third round were Switzerland's Belinda Bencic (No. 13), China's Qiang Wang (No. 15), Great Britain's Johanna Konta (No. 19), Belgium's Elise Mertens (No. 21) and Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro (No. 30), who will face Davis next. Stephens and Konta are also set to meet in Round 3.

No. 25 Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. fell to Poland's Magda Linette 6-4, 7-5.

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Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
Serena survives at Wimbledon, Davis stuns Kerber
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