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Venus Wins Match And Sets New Wimbledon Record

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Black Tennis Pros Wimbledon 2008For American Venus Williams, Day 6 of the Championships at Wimbledon presented a challenging yet satisfying day at the office. Venus proved not only to be the victor, but set a new serve record. Granted, the new record replaces a previous one set by both she and her sister Serena, but a new record is a new record. Venus hit a 127 mph serve, the fastest women’s serve ever recorded at Wimbledon. She also holds the women’s tour record with a 129 mph serve at last year’s U.S. Open.

In the midst of all of this record breaking on Saturday, Venus continued to defend her 2007 Wimbledon crown against Spanish qualifier Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and defeated her 6-1, 7-5. As is evident by the score, Venus was able to get through the first set with barely a scratch, but Sanchez adjusted her game plan and made the match quite a bit more competitive in the second set.

Post match Venus said, "It was a great strategy," ... "In the first set it wasn't working for her from the baseline. I was impressed with the way she changed strategy and made it really competitive in the second."

"I was very pleased with the performance, things got close in the second set. She was really playing well and I had to come up with something more than she was giving."



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