Defending champion Serena Williams defeated Petra Kvitova in straight sets to reach the Wimbledon women’s singles final for the third straight year.
Defending champion Serena Williams , the “hot favorite” to win her fourth Wimbledon singles title today, learned a lesson about overconfidence early in her tennis career.
Kim Clijsters is closing in on her third straight title at the U.S. Open.
Defending Wimbledon champion Serena Williams lost in three sets to second-ranked Vera Zvonareva in a grass-court warmup match in Eastbourne, where her sister Venus won.
Vera Zvonareva reached the U.S. Open women’s championship match, beating top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3.
Russia’s Vera Zvonareva beat Belgium’s Kim Clijsters in three sets today to reach the semifinals at the Wimbledon tennis championship.
"It was a tough match, and it's always hard to play in the first round."
- Vera Zvonareva on Jun 20, 2011