Nadal, Serena Advance At Wimbledon

World number one Rafael Nadal fought back to beat Lukas Rosol and avoid a repeat of his shock Wimbledon defeat by the unseeded Czech two years ago.
Rosol, ranked 52nd, had a set point for a two-set lead, but two-time champion Nadal recovered brilliantly to come through 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 6-4.
The Spaniard, seeded second, goes on to face Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the last 32 on Saturday. It is the first time since 2011 that Nadal has reached the third round.
“I knew I had to keep fighting, waiting for my moment,” Nadal told BBC Sport.
Also, women’s top seed Serena Williams needed just 49 minutes to reach the women’s singles third round after overwhelming South African Chanelle Scheepers 6-1 6-1.
The five-time former champion was in complete control throughout against the 30-year-old world number 94.
Williams will face 25th seed Alize Cornet from France in the next round after she beat Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic 6-4 5-7 6-3.
Also through is 11th seed and former world number one Ana Ivanovic .
The Serb was a 6-4 6-0 victor over China’s Jie Zheng, who was a semi-finalist in 2008 and will face last year’s beaten finalist Sabine Lisicki from Germany in the next round.


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