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2012 Wimbledon Results: Serena Williams Wins Tough Three Set Battle With Jie Zheng, 6-7, 6-2, 9-7

Day 6 action at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships started out in exciting fashion, with American Serena Williams defeating Jie Zheng of China 6-7, 6-2, 9-7 on Saturday at the All England Club.

Williams had 23 aces to just one for Zheng. The 13-time grand slam champion also had 54 winners to just 21 for Zheng. Williams has captured the Wimbledon title four times, in 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010. Williams has now won all six meetings between the two.

Defending champion Petra Kvitova eased into the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Varvara Lepchenko of the United States.

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Television Coverage: ESPN starting at 8:00 a.m. EST.

Online Stream: Coverage via Wimbledon or WatchESPN beginning at 6:30 a.m. EST.

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