Unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova has jumped out to a surprising early advantage against five-time Wimbledon champion No. 2 Venus Williams in their quarterfinal match on Court 1, winning four games in a row to take the first set 6-2.
Pironkova has been doing a tremendous job of prolonging rallies making Venus hit additional shots, extending points until an error comes from the Williams side. Pironkova is also mixing up her forehand extremely well, throwing in a lot of slices and chops that have kept Venus off-balance.
Venus has struck thirteen unforced errors to only one from Pironkova.