WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Serena Williams has reached the
quarterfinals at Wimbledon fighting through a strained left calf to
beat Daniela Hantuchova (hahn-tih-KOH'-vuh) 6-2, 6-7, 6-2.
Williams was stricken with the injury at 5-5 in the second set
after Hantuchova hit a forehand winner for a 30-15 lead. After
having the calf massaged and wrapped, the two-time champion resumed
playing and hobbled the next eleven minutes before a rain delay of
nearly two hours.
When the rain came, the seventh-seeded Williams was up a set but
trailed 4-2 in the second set tiebreaker.
When play resumed, Williams, sporting white leggings, lost the
first five points but then began to move better and hit more
aggressively. At the same time, Hantuchova's game became erratic.
She committed 28 unforced errors to Williams' 21.
Williams will face Justine Henin (EH'-nuh) in the quarterfinals.
The top-seeded Henin beat Patty Schnyder (SHNEE'-dur) in straight
S: Serena Williams reacts as she defeats Daniela Hantuchova in
their Women's Singles match on the Centre Court at Wimbledon,
Monday July 2, 2007.