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Plishkova spoiled Wimbledon`s curse 

Plishkova spoiled Wimbledon`s curse


Karolina Plishkova for the first time in her career qualifies for the third round of Wimbledon. Chekhimnia won 6:3, 6:3 against Victoria Azarenka in the clash of former number 1 in the world. Pliskova played an excellent match and did not leave the chances of the two-time semi-finalist Azarenka. Caroline`s next rival will be Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu, who has removed Cathy Swan from the UK. Pliskova, which has one of the best women`s tennis services, has so far failed to show its qualities on the Wimbledon grass, losing in the second round for the last five years. The chekkinya started hesitantly this year too. In the first round, she hardly overcame Harriet Dart, who was a `Wild Card`. Today, Azarenka had to save three breakthroughs in her first serve game. Pliskova still probed on his fifth chance and led 3:1. As the game progressed, Victoria was getting more and more nervous and the mistakes widened. After 40 minutes, the Belarusian tennis player backed off the first set, and in the second he showed even less resistance.

Donna Vekic continued her excellent performance. After defeating Roland Garros finalist Sloan Stevens at the start of the game, she managed to beat Rebecca Peterson from Sweden after 7:5, 6:4 and qualified for the third round. Her next rival will be Javier Vikmeier, who beat Andrea Petkovic after 6:4, 6:3. Madison Keyes also overcame the second round. The American beat Luksika Kumkum from Thailand with 6:4, 6:3 and will meet Evgenia Rodina in the third round. Russian winger Sorana Kurstja after 1:6, 6:3, 6:3.

Five-time champion and last year`s finisher Vinus Williams (US) lost set, but qualified for the third round. Under-9 American beat the Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulguerra 4:6, 6:0, 6:1. 38-year-old Williams made a break in the start of the match, and then Dulgheru kept his lead until the end of the first set. By the end of the match, however, the American dominated and took 12 of the next 13 games to triumph.

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