WIMBLEDON, England — Four-time champion Serena Williams (pictured) overcame windy conditions and a gritty 65th-ranked opponent Monday to pull out another three-set victory and reach the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.
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The sixth-seeded American won the last three games of the final set to beat Kazakhstani wild card Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 in cool and gusty conditions on Court 2.
Williams hopped in joy with both feet in the air after hitting a big forehand that forced an error by Shvedova on the first match point, ending a hard-hitting contest that lasted nearly two hours.
Watch Serena beat Shvedova here:
Williams will next face defending champion Petra Kvitova, who beat former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone.