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.
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.
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.
"It was a tough match, and it's always hard to play in the first round."
- Vera Zvonareva on Jun 20, 2011