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Venus In; Serena Out

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Venus In, Serena Out

WIMBLEDON - In what was supposed to be a fourth round clash between sisters will now be an older sister seeking revenge for her younger sister. World No. 85 Jill Craybas took out two-time Wimbledon champion and No.4 seed Serena Williams 63 76(4) to record her career best result. Craybas' previous best result was a Top 15 win over World No.12 Vera Zvonareva at 2004 Miami.

The 30-year-old Craybas had lost two previous meetings with Serena, unable to claim more than three games in a set. Now, however, she advances to her first fourth round at Wimbledon, let alone a Grand Slam. Craybas reached the third round at the Australian Open for her only time to win two consecutive matches at a Grand Slam.

The University of Florida graduate now has the opportunity to defeat both Williams sisters in the same event, a feat that has rarely been achieved.

"I was able to come through today, more mentally which is what I've been working on," Craybas said. "That means a lot to me because it was a sense of accomplishment for me, for what we (with her coach) have been working on."

"It's more believing in yourself and trusting yourself, going after your shots and not backing down."

In another highly anticipated match-up, older sister Venus displayed some of her Grand Slam form in beating Daniela Hantuchova 75 63.

Venus took advantage of her sole break point opportunity in the first set, which helped her clinch the first set. She also had a perfect winning percentage at the net, winning all six points when she approached.

After capturing the first set, Venus darted out to a 3-0 lead, winning six consecutive games and 13 consecutive points between the end of the first set and beginning of the second.

Hantuchova attempted to bring the scoreline back in her favor, but Venus proved too dominant. Venus now enters the fourth round and attempts to break into the quarterfinals. If successful, it will be her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2004 Roland Garros.

"It was a good day, for sure," Venus admitted. "I think the first set was definitely close. In the second set, I think I just maybe lost focus a little bit and missed a few shots, but I was able to regain it which is the important part."
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