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Previous champion Kvitova into 4th round

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The best shots as Williams beats Gorges
Wimbledon 2019 on the BBC
Venue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 July
Coverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with substantial coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full information

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams produced an impressive display to beat Julia Gorges 6-3 6-4 and move into the 4th round.

The 37- year-old 11 th seed did not deal with a single break point as she controlled her German opponent in a repeat of her win in 2015’s semi-final at SW19

Two-time champ Petra Kvitova also easily moved into the last 16, beating Poland’s Magda Linette 6-3 6-2.

However Dutch fourth seed Kiki Bertens lost 7-5 6-1 to Barbora Strycova.

Bertens enjoyed her finest performed at Wimbledon in 2015, when she lost to Gorges in the quarter-finals.

However after a close first set, the 27- years of age had a hard time on serve versus the 33- year-old Strycova, landing only 29%of her very first serves, and winning just 33%of points on her 2nd shipment.

Strycova, of the Czech Republic, enjoys the fourth round for the very first time since 2014, where she will play Belgium’s Elise Mertens.

Fellow Czech Kvitova, 29, triumphed in 69 minutes on court 2 to set up a potential conference with British number one Johanna Konta.

She will deal with the winner of Konta and American ninth seed Sloane Stephens, who play later on Saturday.

‘ Serena’s movement is back’

Williams, who will partner Andy Murray in the combined doubles later on Saturday, took just three minutes longer to end Gorges’ resistance and never looked in any trouble.

A big part of her success was down to the consistency of her first serve – Williams got 71%in and won 76%of those points – however she was likewise able to hurt Gorges with her play from the back of the court.

” Her motion is back, and that was a genuine declaration match by Serena,” said BBC analyst Tracy Austin.

” She raised her video game from rounds one and 2 – she has played so couple of matches this year, which is why she was so rusty in the earlier rounds.”

Williams, who has reached this phase at the All England Club 16 times, will play Spanish 30 th seed Carla Suarez Navarro next.

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