Williams survives scare to beat Shvedova

July 2nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Serena Williams London, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Serena Williams fended off a second set comeback to defeat wild card Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis championships here Monday.

After breezing through the first set, sixth seed Williams took her foot off the gas in the second to allow the French Open quarter-finalist back into the match. But Williams closed out the decider to register a 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 win.

The world No. 65 Shvedova bowed out having clinched only the second so-called golden set in the history of tennis by winning all 24 points against in one set against Sara Errani in the third round.

Williams will face either 24th seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy or the reigning champion Petra Kvitova in the quarter-final.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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