Eastbourne Gallery: Comeback Special
Both Williams sisters made strong statements in Eastbourne after some very long lay-offs.
Published June 16, 2011 12:00
Venus Williams had issues with footing but won her comeback match with Andrea Petkovic, 75 57 63.
Serena Williams also won her comeback match, beating Tsvetana Pironkova the next day, 16 63 64.
Li Na broke a two-year French Open champion's curse, winning her first round match in Eastbourne.
Vera Zvonareva signed autographs at the Dubai Duty Free booth after her opening round victory.
Ana Ivanovic beat Julia Goerges to set up a second rounder with fellow former No.1 Venus Williams.
The skies threatened but Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic took Centre Court and put on a show.
Venus Williams beat Ana Ivanovic, 63 62, to reach the quarterfinals in her comeback tournament.
Serena Williams built a 63 53 lead on Vera Zvonareva but it was not meant to be for the American.
Vera Zvonareva rallied to prevail in her second round match against Serena Williams, 36 76(5) 75.
Venus Williams' comeback run would end in the quarterfinals on Thursday to Daniela Hantuchova.