Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic reach round 3 of the Wimbledon Championships

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The first women’s match on Day 4 was between the 25th seed, Alize Cornet and 62nd ranked Petra Chetkovska playing on Court 16. The sometimes brilliant Cornet battled through her first round match in three sets, as did her opponent who has a great serve and wonderful forehand when it works. In a match riddled with errors on both sides of the net, Cornet came back from a break deficit to take the first set 6-4 and the Czech went away from the match, but as in the first set, made a good start to the second, getting an early break and a 4-1 lead before allowing Cornet to pull back a break. Chetkovska held for 5-2, but Cornet clawed back to level at 5-5 before succumbing 7-5. The first game of the decider went from ad to ad on both sides of the net for what seemed forever before Cetkovska held. Cornet broke in the 4th game and led up to 5-3 when she finally sealed the set at 6-3 on her third match point after two and a half hours on court.

Top seeded Serena Williams took to Court 1 to play Chanelle Scheepers, the 94th ranked South African. In a completely one sided affair, Serena allowed Scheepers just one game in each set, racing to victory in just 49 minutes. She had 8 aces, no doubles, 26 winners and just 7 unforced errors.

Court Number 3 saw 11th seeded Ana Ivanovic play against China’s 66th ranked Jie Zheng. Although Zheng started well and was ahead early in the first set, Ivanovic got herself and her game together in time to take the set at 6-4 and then raced through the second set to love to move into the third round.

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