In the second round of Wimbledon, Venus Williams was trailing 3-0 in the first set, 4-1 in the tiebreak of the first set and started the second set by dropping serve, but still managed to squeeze past Kurumi Nara in straight sets. From 3-0 down, Venus won five games in a row for a 5-3 lead, but then the 41st-ranked Nara won three straight games to lead 6-5. Venus held in the following game and we had the tiebreak, and after trailing once again, Venus won six straight points to get away with it. Following an off-court medial timeout, Nara opened the second set with a break, but that was all we got from the Japanese, as the 30th-seeded Venus cruised through the rest of the match for a 7-6(4) 6-1 victory.
Meanwhile, second-seeded Li Na became the first player to reach the third round by beating Yvonne Meusburger 6-2 6-2, hitting 33 winners to her opponent’s four. Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova knocked out seed No.32 Elena Vesnina, never looking back from breaking her opponent in the first game of the second set, 6-4 6-2. Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska notched her 30th career win at Wimbledon with a comfortable 6-4 6-0 triumph over Casey Dellacqua. (photo: Moo’s Tennis Blog)