Kerber fights to round four

Kerber fights to round four

Runner-up to Serena Williams previous year, Kerber hopes her 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 escape - after trailing by a set and a break against the 70th-ranked Rogers- not only proves a turning point in her campaign, but her entire season.

The 29-year-old was on the verge of crashing out in the third round after losing the first set and falling a break down in the second against American World No 70 Rogers.

And the Spaniard is excited to face her German counterpart.

"I was down 2-4, and I think I had break point also against me 2-5", Kerber said afterward.

The Spanish 14th seed took just over an hour to record a 6-2, 6-2 win against Romanian Cirstea, who was Bethanie Mattek-Sands' second-round opponent when the American suffered her horrific knee injury. "But as the match went on, I felt like I was dictating more so from the baseline". Sam Querrey took one game to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a match suspended Friday due to bad light, while Grigor Dimitrov made it through after opponent Dudi Sela pulled out-the 11th retirement at the championships.

The former match was called off at 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-5, with the 12th seed not wanting to serve as the light faded, though Querrey was happy to receive. I think that's a different kind of pressure that is self brought upon.

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But last year's Australian and US Open victor broke again to lead 4-3 and then held twice to book her place in the last 16.

"I'm feeling pretty good". During that breakthrough season, Kerber won her first two major titles, at the Australian Open and U.S. Open.

"It was for sure a really important win for me today, especially because it was a really up-and-down match, and I was down at least 2-4 in the second set", Kerber said. I started getting better and better there.

Vandeweghe, considered by some as a dark horse for the title, beat compatriot Alison Riske 6-2, 6-4.

But Kerber had awoken and put a huge amount of pressure on the Rogers serve once again, breaking for the third time in the match to serve at 4-3. Croatia's Martic is the last qualifier still going at Wimbledon after beating Kazakhstani wild card Zarina Diyas 7-6 (8/6), 6-1.

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