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V. Williams moves to Wimbledon's 4th round

Belgium's Kim Clijsters stretches for the ball in her match with Russian Maria Kirilenko on the fifth day of the Wimbledon championships in Wimbledon on June 24, 2010.Clijsters beat Kirilenko 6-3,6-3. UPI/Hugo Philpott
Belgium's Kim Clijsters stretches for the ball in her match with Russian Maria Kirilenko on the fifth day of the Wimbledon championships in Wimbledon on June 24, 2010.Clijsters beat Kirilenko 6-3,6-3. UPI/Hugo Philpott | License Photo

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Venus Williams posted a solid win Friday, a day in which every women's singles match at Wimbledon was decided in two sets.

Williams had five service breaks in a 6-4, 6-2 third-round victory over 26th-seeded Alisa Kleybanova. Kleybanova grabbed a 3-1 lead but Williams quickly evened the match, won the final two games of the first set and the first two of the second to establish control.

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No. 4-seeded Jelena Jankovic won her first set in 14 minutes and was on the court a total of 57 minutes in dropping 28th-seeded Alona Bondarenko 6-0, 6-3. Jankovic lost four points in the first set, three on unforced errors.

Eighth-seeded Kim Clijsters rolled by No. 27 Maria Kirilenko 6-3, 6-3 in 62 minutes. She was able to finish off four of the five break-point chances she created.

Justin Henin, the No. 17 seed, defeated No. 12-seeded Nadia Petrova 6-1, 6-4. Henin raced through the first set in 27 minutes, losing only three points on serve and 17 points overall.

Also, 11th-seeded Marion Bartoli defeated Greta Arn 6-3, 6-4; Vera Zvonareva, the No. 21 seed, ousted 15th-seeded Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 6-2; Jarmila Groth topped Angelique Kerber 6-3, 7-5; and Tsvetana Pironkova advanced when Regina Kulikova, trailing 6-4, 2-0, was unable to continue the match.

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