Wimbledon Open Day 3 Recap (Women’s Singles): Williams Sisters Through To Third Round

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, are through to the third round at this year’s Wimbledon Open following their respective second round victories on Wednesday.

Serena, 36, overpowered Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1 6-4 to move into the next round as she continues to work her Wat back to the top of the women’s game after childbirth.

She will face Kristina Mladenovic in the third round following the French player’s 6-2 6-2 victory over Tatjana Maria of Germany.

Her sister, Venus, also booked her place in the third round on Wednesday as she fought back from a set down to beat Romanian qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6 6-0 6-1.

The 38-year-old American will now face Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands for a place in the fourth round.

On her victory, Serena Williams said: “I’m going in the right direction.”

“In the other [first-round match] I didn’t move a lot. I’ve been moving a lot better.

“But I’m trying not to put too many expectations on myself.” She added.

After her three-set win, ninth seed and five-time champion Venus told BBC that: “It is just about winning the match. If you are at your best or not doesn’t matter as long as you win ”

World number two Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark turned out to be the biggest casualty of day three after she was beaten by Ekaterina Makarova in their second round clash.

The Russian player defeated Wozniacki 6-4 1-6 7-5 to qualify for the next round.