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Williams ready for Kvitova test

Posted 07-03-2012 at 08:49 AM by Philip Oliver
Williams ready for Kvitova test

World number six Serena Williams says she is supremely confident of her chances of success at Wimbledon.

Four-time Championships winner Williams was made to work hard by Kazakhstani world number 65 Yaroslva Shvedova in the fourth round, bouncing back from defeat in the second set to win the match on a tie break 6-1 2-6 7-5.

Women’s Wimbledon betting markets have positioned the American as one of the front-runners to win the tournament and that comes as no surprise to many.

Williams was named as sixth seed ahead of the Championships and now faces a quarter-final showdown with reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

The 22-year-old Czech has shown tremendous form in recent months and appears to be ready to hit her potential on the famous British grass courts.

It’s a meeting between one of the sport’s all-time greats and a young player with the potential to become as equally well-known.

But, though Williams says she has the utmost respect for her blossoming opponent, the 30-year-old Florida native will head into the match without fear.

“As the tournament goes on and on, I tend to relax more and more and realize that this is a great opportunity for me,” said Williams.

“I'm Serena Williams; I'm very confident.”

Elsewhere in the women’s section on Monday, Victoria Azarenka proved too strong for Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round and will now face Tamira Pasek for a place in the final four.

Though the rain has disrupted the action, some of the play on show from the female competitors has been truly captivating, and already many experts are comparing the current crop of Wimbledon women with the best of all time.

Check out the latest Wimbledon odds and join the debate: http://betting.betfair.com/tennis/
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