WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Defending champion Venus Williams has advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
Bidding for a fifth Wimbledon title, Williams dominated the
first set Saturday, breaking the No. 101-ranked Martinez Sanchez'
serve twice and finishing in 25 minutes.
She had a tougher time in the second set when the Spanish player
started to serve and volley.
Williams was up a break before Martinez Sanchez broke back, on
her first chance of the match, to even at 4-4 and saved four break
points on her own serve.
Williams won the next three games to clinch it, closing with two