Olympic Gallery: Serena Surging, Mixed Begins
The All-England Club came alive on Day 5 of the Olympic Tennis Event. Come into the gallery.
Published August 02, 2012 12:00
Serena Williams was in crushing form in her third round match against Vera Zvonareva on Wednesday.
Serena Williams hit 32 winners to just eight unforced errors and won in just 51 minutes, 61 60.
Kim Clijsters kept quietly moving through the draw with a 63 64 third round win over Ana Ivanovic.
Venus Williams wasn't so lucky, leading in both sets but losing to Angelique Kerber, 76(5) 76(5).
Victoria Azarenka escaped triple set point in the first set and beat Nadia Petrova, 76(6) 64.
Sabine Lisicki was up a set and a break in the next two sets but fell to Maria Sharapova, 67(8) 64 63.
The inaugural Olympic mixed doubles event started too, with Sam Stosur and Lleyton Hewitt winning.
Juan Martin del Potro and Gisela Dulko also advanced. Del Potro is almost a foot taller, 6'6 to 5'7.
Agnieszka Radwanska and Marcin Matkowski were Sam Stosur and Lleyton Hewitt's first round victims.
Likewise, Elena Vesnina and Mikhail Youzhny lost out to Juan Martin del Potro and Gisela Dulko.