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Angelique Kerber - Venus Williams Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
GERA Kerber657--
United StatesV Williams275--

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  1. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 5-7 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Kerber finally shows some aggression and she wins two match points. And there it is as Venus fires into the net! What a battle! Not sure that the German deserved to win that more than Venus, since she was so passive in comparison to the American. Anyway, she moves through to meet Olga Govortsova in the third round. Women's draw

  2. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 5-6 - BREAK! Fatigue begins to show as Venus makes two unforced errors to gift Kerber two break points... and the American goes long to hand the German a crucial break! She'll now serve for the match for a second time! What a match!

  3. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 5-5 - Lovely play by Venus as she comes to the net and finishes it off but Kerber plays a monster forehand winner as she goes on to hold serve and level at 5-5! Both woman look very tired out there.

  4. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 5-4 - Venus double faults for a 15th time before going on to save a break point - Kerber's just eight of 22 on break points tonight - and secure the game. The pressure is well and tryly on the German now, and she must hold serve to stay in the match.

  5. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 4-4 - Kerber consolidates that break with a hold and this one is still up for grabs. Impossible to call now.

  6. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 4-3 - BREAK! Brilliant stuff from Kerber as she points to the sky after winning a great point at the net to bring up break point! And the German goes on to win the game, proving this one's not over yet!

  7. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 3-2 - Here we go, this is more like it - Venus double faults to hand Kerber a break opportunity. But more aggressive play from the American sees her play a drive volley at the net to win the point. Kerber then gets a bit annoyed at the crowd for shouting during the next point, which Venus wins, and Williams manages to hold serve again.

  8. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 2-2 - Amazingly we have another hold of serve - the fourth on the trot now. Where was this serving earlier in the match?

  9. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 2-1 - Venus attacks Kerber and it pays off for the American as she holds serve again. This set has gone to serve so far - so unlike the previous two!

  10. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 1-1 - Wow! A love service game - a real rarity in this match - draws Kerber back level. That was relatively quick-fire from the German.

  11. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 1-0 - Venus saves a break point as Kerber stands far too deep behind the baseline and the American capitalises on an error by the German a point later to hold serve and get her nose ahead in this deciding set.

  12. - - VENUS 2-6 7-5 - SET! Kerber shows a crack in her usual impassive demeanour as she gets frustrated with herself on the opening point. And she never really recovers, despite saving a couple of break points! She finds the net on the deciding point and Venus is right back into this one at one set all!

  13. - - VENUS 2-6 6-5 - Venus booms down a huge 118mph ace to bring up two game points and she finishes it off with a pin-point backhand winner, right into the corner of the court! What a game from the American! Where did that come from?

  14. - - VENUS 2-6 5-5 - BREAK! Kerber saves a break point but when another one comes along, she hits what should have been a winner just the wrong side of the line! Venus breaks back to level at 5-5! Cracking match, this one!

  15. - - VENUS 2-6 4-5 - BREAK! Venus faces break point again but she manages to get herself out of trouble. A sloppy return later and she's facing another break point. She saves it with a serve that pops up into Kerber's body and the German can only return into the net. A double fault means she's forced to save another - with a vicious forehand - but when a fourth chance comes Kerber's way, the sxith seed secures the game when Venus hits the net.

  16. - - VENUS 2-6 4-4 - BREAK! What a return from Venus on Kerber's second serve! Devastating from the American as she goes 30-15 ahead. Kerber then sends one wide and Venus has a couple of chances to break back again. Venus decides to change racquets before she wastes the first chance with a wayward backhand but on the second one it's Kerber who hits a ball out and Venus breaks back!

  17. - - VENUS 2-6 3-4 - BREAK! Oh dear, Venus lets another service game slip as Kerber once again takes control of the match. If the sixth seed can hold serve now, she'll be right in the box seat to secure her progress into the next round.

  18. - - VENUS 2-6 3-3 - It looked like the tape on Kerber's heel was digging into her. So, with the dressing changed, the sixth seed goes on to hold serve and stop the Venus march.

  19. - - VENUS 2-6 3-2 - Venus is pumped up at the moment! He's taken inspiration from that lengthy hold a game earlier and she's riding the wave! Kerber calls for the trainer at the changeover to get some tape adjusted on her ankle.

  20. - - VENUS 2-6 2-2 - BREAK! Venus manages to bring up two break points... she looks to have done it, but Kerber somehow returns a smash and Venus can only put it back into the net. No matter, Venus goes on to seal the break with a backhand winner down the line at the next time of asking!

  21. - - VENUS 2-6 1-2 - Venus finally holds - but it takes her five deuces and a nine minute game! That's got the crowd vocal again and maybe it's just what Venus needs to kick start in action!

  22. - - VENUS 2-6 0-2 - Kerber is forced to fight for this one. At deuce she makes a slight breakthrough as Venus sends a backhand well wide - nearly out of the doubles court - and the German goes on to confirm that break to take a two-game lead in the second set.

  23. - - VENUS 2-6 0-1 - BREAK! Kerber breaks again as Venus errors on break point. Venus is serving at just 43 per cent on her first serve so far this match. And that's not going to be good enough against a player of Kerber's class.

  24. - - VENUS 2-6 - SET! Kerber brings up set point as she displays great court coverage to reach what should have been a Venus winner and send it back. Venus can only find the net with her return. And on the next point, Kerber manages to seal the first set! Again, the crowd are virtually silent with disappointment.

  25. - - VENUS 2-5 - BREAK! Venus serves up another double fault - her fourth of the match - prompting a racquet change. It doesn't really help the American though and another one soon follows to gift Kerber a double break. The crowd, normally raucous in this night session, is subdued.

  26. - - VENUS 2-4 - Kerber does manage to hold for the first time, taking advantage of a net cord off the racquet of Venus that ends up benefitting her more to seal the game!

  27. - - VENUS 2-3 - BREAK! Venus double faults and she's at 0-40 once again! Dear me, her first serve is awful tonight. Her forehand's not too bad though, and she crushes a winner past Kerber to save the first break point. She finds the net on the next point though and Kerber registers her third break of the match so far. Can she manage to consolidate it now?

  28. - - VENUS 2-2 - BREAK! Kerber follows suit, falling to 0-40, as both women struggle on their serve. She pulls one point back but Venus soon closes out the game and we're back on serve (if that means anything tonight!). Four games gone, and we're still to see a held service game.

  29. - - VENUS 1-2 - BREAK! Oh dear, Venus falls 40-0 behind before she starts to play. She manages to save two break points before a cruel (if you're a Venus fan) or lucky (if you're a Kerber fan) net cord leaves Williams stranded and gifts the German another break!

  30. - - VENUS 1-1 - BREAK! Venus shows what she's made of with an immediate break back to get things back on serve in this opening set. She finishes the job with a powerful forehand winner at the net, which comes with the obligatory grunt!

  31. - - VENUS 0-1 - BREAK! Not quite the start Venus would have hoped for as Kerber uses her backhand to good effect in the opening game to bring up two break points. The German goes wide on the first one, and when Venus double faults on the next point, Kerber draws first blood!

  32. - - VENUS 0-0 - Here we go then with the final match of the day! Venus to serve first in what promises to be a tricky encounter!

  33. - - Just one match left in the women's draw today: Venus against Angelique Kerber. That one's coming up once Federer is finished with Phau on Arthur Ashe.

Angelique Kerber

Nationality GER
Date of Birth 18/01/1988
Height 1.73 m
Weight 68 kg

Venus Williams

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 17/06/1980
Height 1.85 m
Weight 72 kg

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