WIMBLEDON – Serena Williams survived a major test on Saturday in the All England Club when she came back past Jie Zheng 6-7, 6-2, 9-7 to move into the round of 16.
Williams said that she had to dig deep to get through the tough match. “Definitely pretty deep” said Williams. “She was playing really well. Just have to go out there and do what I could.”
“Oh, it’s a long match, Zheng said, “and also it’s a tough match because she has big serve. I think it’s very difficult against her on the grass court.
“But I think today I play well. Just few points I have some chances like the final set, first game, I’m 2‑1 up, and I have the three break points, but I missed, and in the final set 7‑All, my serve game is ‑‑ the serve is not so well, yeah.
“But I think it’s great match for me, also.”
Williams set a record for the most number of aces in a women’s match at 23. “It definitely helped me out today because I wasn’t doing my best on my return like I nor