dglobalnews.com Wimbledon 2017: Top seed Angelique Kerber battles back to beat Shelby Rogers
Published: Sun, July 09, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Wimbledon 2017: Top seed Angelique Kerber battles back to beat Shelby Rogers

Wimbledon 2017: Top seed Angelique Kerber battles back to beat Shelby Rogers

The form of the two-time Grand Slam champion has dipped since winning the US Open a year ago. She did not drop a set this week.

The world No. 1 from Germany returned to the fourth round and the second week for the third time in the past four years with a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 victory at the All England Club in London.

"I was down at least 2-4 in the second set".

And Kerber's prospects appeared bleak when a wild backhand gave her opponent a deserved early lead in set two.

However, the 29-year-old showed her pedigree to hold and win the next two games, bringing the set back on serve.

Kerber and Muguruza have met on seven occasions but it is the Spaniard who edges the head-to-head record, having won each of the last four encounters, including one at Wimbledon in 2015.

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No. 14 seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain reached the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sorana Cirstea of Romania.

"I'm just looking forward for it", said Muguruza, who won the French Open past year.

"I did a lot of things well today", Raonic said.

In the men's competition, second-seeded Novak Djokovic was in top form Saturday as he won in straight sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. "That's everybody's goal, to go through the first week, the first matches, then the exciting part comes now in a way". "I thought I raised the level of tennis", said Djokovic after making the second week without dropping a set. "I have to be aggressive, as well, and trying to (play) my game from the first ball that we hit". I turned around the match. "When you're there, you're fighting till the last point".

CoCo Vandeweghe, the No. 24 seed, is back into the Round of 16 for the third year on a row after defeating fellow American Alison Riske 6-2, 6-4 in one hour, 15 minutes. "I think the first time making a second week of a Grand Slam is probably the most hard, second to defending it". However, Leander Paes and Yifan Xu, and Zhaoxuan Yang and Divij Sharan lost their first-round matches late on Friday. "A lot of times when you play a big server you actually need to focus on your own serve more, because sometimes you can take it for granted that I'm just going to hold and you'll be good".

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