Venus Williams gets back from all sorts of deficits to beat Kurumi Nara

Venus Williams at Wimbledon 2014

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)
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8 thoughts on “Venus Williams gets back from all sorts of deficits to beat Kurumi Nara

  1. sru

    petra bathel i thought that match would be close but i guess petra is playing well.great 3r match now. whom do you think will win their match ?

  2. Marija Post author

    Sru, it was a second-round match. I’m sorry, I’m seeing your comment late. Well, it ended up as a very straightforward win for Kvitova, 6-2 6-0.

  3. sru

    nah.. i was talking about petra vs venus 😀 . Btw venus dress looks great the mesh makes it so much more beautiful

  4. Marija Post author

    Sru, ohhh that one! 😀 Oh it’s hard to predict, especially because they favor grass. I’d like to watch Venus in the later rounds, but I’ll give the edge to Kvitova. What do you think?

  5. sru

    aahhhh it’s so tough… it’s worth a grandslam final.while it’d be nice to see venus win a top encounter , i want petra to win (just because i want higher seeds to clash as we go deep in the tournament unlike last year) and btw what’s with petra and 3rd rounds at GS? 2 time champ kuznetsova at french open and now 5 time champ venus. perhaps sam stosur at US open ??

  6. Marija Post author

    Sru, I don’t really think it’s worth a GS final, they are not at their peaks right now, especially Venus. Still, it’s a huge clash, since they are both former champs here.

  7. sru

    oops my bad!! i didn’t add at their best (2011 petra vs 2008/09 venus). At the end of the day i think the result will depend on how many unforced errors they make

  8. Marija Post author

    Sru, that’s a huge difference! 🙂 Still, we’re expecting a great match.

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