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VWilliams wins at Wimbledon when Ivanovic retires

VWilliams wins at Wimbledon when Ivanovic retires

Venus Williams advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon when opponent Ana Ivanovic retired one game into the second set Monday.
Williams, seeking her sixth Wimbledon title, led 6-1, 0-1 when Ivanovic was forced to quit.
Ivanovic took a 10-minute break during the first game of the second set to have her left thigh taped by a trainer. She returned for two more points and hit a service winner to take the game. But she then began crying as she walked to her chair and told the umpire she was retiring.
Williams dominated from the start, taking a 5-0 lead before Ivanovic finally won a game 27 minutes into the match. Former No. 1 Ivanovic still hasn't reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal since winning the 2008 French Open.
Fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva became the first player to reach the quarterfinals by beating fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-3.
Dementieva faced little resistance in the first set and never faced a break point in the match. She sealed the win by breaking for the second time in the second set, converting her second match point.
Dementieva is playing her 11th consecutive Wimbledon tournament and reached the semifinals last year.
American teenage qualifier Melanie Oudin was eliminated, however, losing 6-4, 7-5 to 11th-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. The 17-year-old Oudin upset former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic in the third round in the biggest upset of the first week.