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Sharapova and Williams win

3 years ago June 28, 2012 Jun 28, 2012 Thursday, June 28 2012 Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:59:37 AM CDT in Sports
Source: Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England - Women's top-seed Maria Sharapova has advanced at Wimbledon. The reigning French Open champion defeated Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, 7-6, 6-7, 6-0. The world No. 1 has won 15 of her last 16 Grand Slam matches.

Sixth-seed Serena Williams, a four-time winner at Wimbledon, was also a winner today. In her second round match with Hungary's Melinda Czink, Williams prevailed in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4. The 30-year old Williams has won 13 Grand Slam tournaments, but none in the last two years.

In other women's play today, second-seed Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) has a match, as does No. 4 Petra Kvitova.

On the men's side, the highest seed in action is No. 2 Rafael Nadal. This is his second match of the tournament as well. Rounding out top-five matches, No. 4 Andy Murray is facing Ivo Karlovic and fifth-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is playing Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain.

In another match of note, American Mardy Fish, the tenth-seed, is playing James Ward of Britian. This is Fish's second-match since missing a month with a heart ailment.

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