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2012 Wimbledon: Serena Williams Advances On Monday

Serena Williams won her fourth round match at Wimbledon on Monday. The win sends her to the quarterfinals with tennis fans holding out for a potential finals match against Maria Sharapova.

No. 6 Williams faced unranked Yaroslava Shvedova in the first match of the day. Shvedova was on a roll after upsetting No. 10 Sara Errani in her previous match. Williams won by a final score of 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 on Court 2.

Next, Williams will face Petra Kvitova in what figures to be a tough battle. The fourth ranked Kvitova beat No. 24 Francesca Schiavone in three sets on Monday. Kvitova is Wimbledon's reigning champ.

On the men's side, American Mardy Fish is in action on Monday. Top-ranked Nvoak Djokovic takes on Viktor Troicki. Roger Federer takes on Xavier Malisse, and Andy Murray goes up against Marin Cilic.

Stick with this StoryStream for updates, scores and more from the 2012 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. For all things tennis, check out SB Nation's tennis hub.

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