Venus Williams into fourth round at Wimbledon

Updated: 05 July 2008 10:43 IST

Defending champion Venus Williams has advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

Venus Williams into fourth round at Wimbledon

London:

Defending champion Venus Williams has advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

Bidding for a fifth Wimbledon title, Williams dominated the first set Saturday, breaking the No. 101-ranked Martinez Sanchez' serve twice and finishing it off in 25 minutes. But she had a tougher time when the Spanish player, into the third round after failing to win a match at seven previous Grand Slam tournaments, started to serve and volley in the second.

Williams was up a break before Martinez Sanchez broke back, on her first chance of the match, to level at 4-4 and then saved four break points on her own serve.

But Williams won the next three games to clinch it, closing with two aces.

Topics : Tennis Venus Williams
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