MATTIAS KAREN
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June 27, 2013
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Serena Williams wins, avoids Wimbledon upset wave

LONDON — Serena Williams sailed past Wimbledon’s wave of upsets and now faces an opponent more than a decade older than her. The five-time champion beat Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday, avoiding the sort of early exit that has sent many top players tumbling from the tournament. Next up for the 31-year-old Williams is Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm, who at 42 became the oldest woman to reach the third round at Wimbledon in the Open era. Date-Krumm beat Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-4, 7-5 to advance this far at Wimbledon for the first time since 1996, when she went to …

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