S. Williams, A. Radawanska, Li Na advance at Wimbledon

June 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serena Williams, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 6 Li Na advanced with third-round victories at Wimbledon Saturday.

Five-time champion Williams moved on with her 600th career win, breezing past 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan 6-2, 6-0, unleashing eight aces and stretching her career-best winning streak to 34 matches.

Williams' next opponent will be 23rd-seeded German Sabine Lisicki, who advanced Saturday with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Australia's Samantha Stosur.

Poland's Radwanska, who was runner-up at Wimbledon last year, out-dueled American Madison Keys 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, and advanced to a fourth-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.

Pironkova advanced with a three-set victory over Petra Martic of Croatia.

Li ousted Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-0, 8-6 and will face 11th-seeded Roberta Vinci after the Italian posted a 6-1, 6-4 rout of Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.

Briton Laura Robson overcame a sluggish first set Saturday to beat New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. She'll next face Estonia's Kaia Kanepi, a logged a 6-2, 6-3 victory over American Alison Riske.

In matches begun Friday but halted due to darkness, No. 8 seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic advanced with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over Russian Ekaterina Makarova, and 17th-seeded American Sloane Stephens battled her way to a 7-6 (7-3), 0-6, 6-4 victory over Czech Petra Cetkovska.

In other third-round matches completed Saturday, Spain's Carla Suarez and Puerto Rico's Monica Puig each recorded a victory.

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