Fiji Time: 6:39 AM on Wednesday 29 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Serena into Wimbledon third round

Afp
Saturday, June 28, 2014

LONDON - Serena Williams has handed South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers a Wimbledon masterclass as the five-time champion raced into the third round with a 6-1 6-1 victory.

Top seed Williams needed only an hour to dismiss Anna Tatishvili in the first round and the world No.1 was even more ruthless against Scheepers, crushing her in 49 minutes to set up a last 32 meeting with French 25th seed Alize Cornet.

The 32-year-old had seethed over her shock first round exit against Garbine Muguruza at the French Open last month and appears intent on taking out those frustrations on her Wimbledon opponents.

Serena, overwhelmed Scheepers with 26 winners, compared with five from the world No.94, and eight aces.

Williams admitted being expected to rout lower ranked opponents like Scheepers can sometimes be a burden, but she is thriving despite the pressure of her status as tournament favourite.

"It's been like that for the past two or three years. I am always the favourite and that can be a bit of pressure, but it's OK. I have learnt to deal with it," Serena said.

Elsewhere, Serb 11th seed Ana Ivanovic defeated China's Zheng Jie 6-4 6-0 to avenge her defeat of four years ago.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63240.6134
JPY 50.054747.0547
GBP 0.36450.3565
EUR 0.43860.4266
NZD 0.69770.6647
AUD 0.66220.6372
USD 0.48560.4686

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market
  2. Body parts
  3. Vidiri to join Chiefs, Crusaders super game
  4. Laisa Simone, 16, is missing; police searching
  5. Fiji, choice for film
  6. Police probe 'mistreatment'
  7. New software to ease traffic
  8. Hotel reopens after TC Winston
  9. OHS report queried
  10. Bid for full membership

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  3. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  4. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  5. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  6. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  7. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)
  8. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  9. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  10. Police probe body parts find Saturday (25 Jun)