(June 26, 2014) WIMBLEDON – Serena Williams reached the third round of Wimbledon in less than an hour, dismissing South Africa’s Chanelle Scheepers 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday.
The five-time Wimbledon champion is seeking her 18th Grand Slam title.
The 32-year-old Williams won more than double the points of her opponent’s 52-25 against the world No. 94. The world No. 1 served eight aces and hit 26 winners.
“I felt okay today,” Williams said. “I just had a goal and trying to do better each day.”
The 30-year-old Scheepers won her first match at Wimbledon just this week.
Williams will face Alize Cornet in the third round. The American lost to her earlier in the year in the semifinals of Dubai.
“Well, Cornet, she does everything good,” Williams said. That’s why she was able to get a good win off of me. She never gives up, she’s a big fighter. She gets a lot of balls back.
“But I’m ready. It’s time for me to step up my game and do what I know I can do and do what I’m best at.”
Asked if Williams enjoys playing someone who has beaten her, the world No. said, “I do. It represents a new challenge for me. It makes me realize, Okay, I have to work hard if I want to be able to get a win.”
Karen Pestaina at Wimbledon.