No. 6 Serena Williams didn't have it easy against No. 25 Jie Zheng, but the American star held on to move on to the round of 16 with a three-set victory on Saturday.
Williams battled back after dropping her first set for a 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 9-7 victory that propels her into the second week of the Wimbledon fortnight. She used her powerful serve (23 aces, 80 percent of first serve points won) to oust Zheng, who failed on all three break points in the third set.
Williams will move on to see Yaroslava Shvedova on Monday in the fourth round. Shvedova put together a rare feat in the first set of her 6-0, 6-4 blitzing of Sara Errani on Saturday: Not only did she not allow the Italian to win a game, she didn't drop a single point to Errani in her 15-minute love set.
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