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Serena Williams advances on relatively quiet day at Wimbledon

Serena Williams advances on relatively quiet day at Wimbledon

A semblance of order was restored at Wimbledon on Thursday, a contrast to Wednesday’s wild upsets and withdrawals.

No. 1 seed Serena Williams eased past Caroline Garcia of France, 6-3, 6-2, in 67 minutes in her second-round match  Williams’ 33rd consecutive match victory. Williams had nine aces and no double faults in earning her 599th career victory.

“After everything yesterday I just wanted to stay on my toes and be focused,” Williams told reporters after her match.

“I really was shocked that Roger Federer was not...

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