Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki still hasn’t lost a set at the tournament and she hasn’t lost more than three games per set. Today the Dane defeated Jarmila Gajdosova 6-3 6-2 and in the fourth round against Dominika Cibulkova she will be looking for her first Wimbledon quarterfinal. Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam where she hasn’t played at that stage.
Twice-defending Wimbledon champion Serena Williams hit 10 aces and 32 winners to Maria Kirilenko’s nine winners and scored her first straight-set victory in five matches since her return from a year-long absence. Final score was 6-3 6-2 and Serena will play Marion Bartoli in the fourth round, who beat Flavia Pennetta 5-7 6-4 9-7.
Maria Sharapova is also through and if she defeats Peng Shuai in the fourth round, a clash with Wozniacki is a possibility in the quarters. The fifth-seeded Russian, besides the Williams sisters the only player in the draw who has a Wimbledon title to her name, beat Klara Zakopalova in the third round, 6-2 6-3, but the victory didn’t come smoothly.
In other matches, Ana Ivanovic, who had solid early matches, lost in the third round to Petra Cetkovska 6-2 7-6(0). Sixth seed Francesca Schiavone fell to Tamira Paszek 3-6 6-4 11-9. Sabine Lisicki, who had upset Li Na, defeated Misaki Doi today, 6-4 6-2 (Misaki is a qualifier who had an amazing tournament, because of her upsets of No.30 seed Bethanie Mattek Sands and Wimbledon 2008 semifinalist Zheng Jie in the second). (photo courtesy of WTA)