Defending champion Serena Williams defeated Petra Kvitova in straight sets to reach the Wimbledon women’s singles final for the third straight year.
Russian Vera Zvonareva, who lost the U.S. Open final to Kim Clijsters in 2010, dropped out of this year’s tournament with a viral illness, U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Tim Curry said.
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.
Vera Zvonareva reached the U.S. Open women’s championship match, beating top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3.
Kim Clijsters moved to the brink of her second straight Grand Slam tennis title, defeating Vera Zvonareva to reach the women’s final of the Australian Open.
Fourth seed Robin Soderling had his win streak snapped and Australian Open ended by unseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov in the fourth round to become the highest- ranked man to exit the season-opening tennis Grand Slam.
Russia’s Vera Zvonareva beat Belgium’s Kim Clijsters in three sets today to reach the semifinals at the Wimbledon tennis championship.
Kim Clijsters is closing in on her third straight title at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams won the first set of the Wimbledon women’s final, serving six aces and breaking Vera Zvonareva’s serve in the eighth game to win 6-3.
"It was a tough match, and it's always hard to play in the first round."
- Vera Zvonareva on Jun 20, 2011