Serena Williams dominated Kuznetsova for the last eight on the Wimbledon grass
Six time champion Serena Williams leaped off to reach Wimbledon's last eight with a straight sets win over Svetlana Kuznetsova. Williams, now 34, defeated the Russian tennis star 7-5, 6-0 to arrange a quarter-final with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Kuznetsova failed to serve out the first set. But under the centre court roof, Williams was supreme, winning eight games on the row to secure a comfortable victory. From trailing down to 3-1, the two time grand slam winner Kuznetsova twice broke Williams' serve for a chance to serve for the set. But the defending champion immediately came up to level at 5-5 before the play was dangled because of light shower.
"I am much happy with the win. She has played really well against me in the past and beat me earlier this year so I knew I had to play well to win. It was really tricky out there. It was not raining hard but was dewy and on the grass you can fall easily. I was much focused from the beginning. In order to win a tournament you usually have to play quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals back-to-back" Williams said to the press.
Lindsay Davenport, the 1999 Wimbledon champion congratulated Serena Williams after the win. "There are certain wins that you just go through in the course of a Grand Slam and there are statement wins. That was a statement wins by Serena. When they came back, the roof was closed.
It was probably the best eight games I have ever seen Serena play in quite some time. She was serving big and dominating her play. She looked unbeatable in the second part of this match. She had 43 winners to just 14 unforced errors. That is really amazing" Davenport conveyed to the press.
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