New York Daily News classifies this as their Sports Picture of the Day! Check out Serena as she was put to the test Saturday during third-round play on the famed grass courts at the All-England Club. Serena hit a Wimbledon-record 23 aces, held every service game and narrowly escaped an upset bid by Zheng Jie, winning a wild 9-7 third set to beat China’s Zheng Jie and advance to the fourth round.

Williams stated, “I just wanted to get through that match, the last thing I wanted to do was lose.”

The 5-foot-4 1/2 Zheng, seeded 25th, played with little flash but plenty of consistency, committing just 17 unforced errors. She hung in the match despite hitting only one ace. “It’s a tough match, because she has big serve,” Zheng said. “It’s very difficult against her on the grass court.”

SOURCE: New York Daily News

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