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Peng reaches Wimbledon 3rd round
    2017-July-7  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

PENG SHUAI became the only Chinese player to reach the third round of the Wimbledon Open after beating Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday.

In the past, Navarro and Peng met four times as both won 2 of matches. Navarro is 25th in the standings of WTA, while Peng is ranked 37th.

Peng will play against Simona Halep in the next round.

Another Chinese player, Wang Qiang, lost to Venus Williams on Wednesday.

Williams fought back from a set down to overcome the determined challenge of the Chinese as the American set a new Wimbledon landmark.

The 37-year-old, a five-time winner at the All England Club, wrapped up a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 second-round success to mark her 97th main-draw match at the grass-court Grand Slam — a record for an active player.

The pair also met in the first round of the French Open, when Williams — who has endured an emotional week amid questions over her involvement in a fatal road accident — prevailed in straight sets, but it was a tougher test on this occasion against the world number 55.

Wang fought back from 0-40 down to hold in only her second service game and showed her resilience again when she was broken in game six, hitting back immediately.

The Chinese continued the theme of producing the goods at just the right time, sending down an ace to deny Williams a break that would have left her serving for the set.

And it was the underdog who ultimately got that honor when a wayward Williams forehand gave Wang the break, which was cemented with a hold that afforded her a one-set lead.

Williams, who reached the Australian Open final this year before losing to sister Serena, refused to wilt and quickly put pressure on her opponent’s serve.

That finally paid dividends when Wang was serving to stay in the second set, with a deft Williams drop shot setting up three break points, the last of which was taken with a precise passing effort.

In the decider, it was Williams who moved up a gear as her variety of shot-making came to the fore to set up a third-round match against Naomi Osaka.

On the men’s side, defending champion Andy Murray and 10-time French Open winner Rafael Nadal both moved to the third at Wimbledon with a straight-set wins.

World No. 1 Murray took only one hour and 36 minutes to beat Germany’s Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 while Nadal, who from 2012 to 2015 was defeated by players ranked respectively by No. 100, No. 135, No. 144 and No. 102, beat American Donald Young 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the last 32 for merely the second time since he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic here in 2011.

“Until right at the end of the match, the last three games when I didn’t serve particularly well, the rest of the match I served well,” Murray said.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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