Henin, Serena, Hingis Through Wednesday at Wimbledon
Posted on June 28, 2007
No. 7 seed Serena Williams sees her chances for a title this year at Wimbledon, and was angry with herself for stumbling past Aussie Alicia Molik Wednesday, coming back from a break down in the first set.
"I was really angry," Williams said. "I thought it was unfair that I got down so far. I was like, 'OK, it's just one break.'"
Williams will next face Milagros Sequera of Venezuela.
Other seeded winners Wednesday were (1) Justine Henin (d. Dushevina, bagel in the first), (3) Jelena Jankovic (d. Gajdosova), (6) Ana Ivanovic (d. Czink, bagel in the first), (9) Martina Hingis (d. Nakamura), (12) Elena Dementieva (d. Dechy), (13) Dinara Safina (d. K.Bondarenko), (14) Nicole Vaidisova (d. Knapp), (16) Shahar Peer (d. Kanepi), (17) Tatiana Golovin (d. Hsieh 8-6 in the third), (18) Marion Bartoli (d. Govortsova), (21) Tathiana Garbin (d. Yan in three), (28) Mara Santangelo (d. Morita in three), (29) Francesca Schiavone (d. Kremer in three), and (32) Martina Muller (d. Smashnova 0-and-0).
Upsets were orchestrated on the lawns by American Laura Granville who defeated No. 20 Sybille Bammer 6-1, 6-4, Spaniard Virginia Ruano Pascual who defeated No. 22 Anabel Medina Garrigues in three, and Sequera who ousted No. 27 Sam Stosur 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.
Thursday's highlights include Severine Bremond vs. (2) Maria Sharapova, Hana Sromova vs. (23) Venus Williams, India's Sania Mirza vs. (11) Nadia Petrova, Tatiana Poutchek vs. (8) Anna Chakvetadze, (6) Ana Ivanovic vs. Meilen Tu, (5) Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Bethanie Mattek, (31) Michaella Krajicek vs. Brit Katie O'Brien, Yvonne Meusburger vs. (4) Amelie Mauresmo, and (10) Daniela Hantuchova vs. Elena Likhovtseva.