In a third-round battle of former Wimbledon champions, the 2011 champion Petra Kvitova outlasted five-time champion Venus Williams in two and a half hours with a tight scoreline 5-7 7-6(2) 7-5.
The match that featured 36 games saw a total of just two breaks of serve, one on each side! And to add to it, there were a total of just three break points! After losing the first set, the sixth-seeded Kvitova dominated the second-set tiebreak and constantly led in the decider as the set went with serve and she was the one who opened it. The 30th-seeded Williams held her serve throughout the long encounter, but dropped it in the final, crucial, game to see Kvitova go from 6-5 to 7-5 in that set.
Despite the loss, Venus left the court with a graceful smile on her face. (photo: Moo’s Tennis Blog)
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