August 23, 2012

Venus Williams has been defeated in the third round of the Women’s tennis Singles tournament of London Olympics by Angelique Kerber of Germany. Angelique won the match in the straight sets by 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). It was a very close encounter and both the sets went into the tie breaker. But, the German youngster held her nerves in both the tie breakers and won the match to secure a berth in the quarter finals.

Kerber broke the service of Venus in the very first game of the match and then held his service in the following game to make the score 2-0. But, Venus was also able to get a breakthrough in the eighth game and the scores were leveled at 4-4. Towards the end of the first set, both the players broke the service of each other to tie the score at 6-6. In the tie breaker, Venus didn’t play that well and lost the first set. The story of the second set is pretty similar to the first one. Both the players got one breakthrough in the second set and the scores were tied again. Once again, Kerber performed brilliantly in the tie breaker and knocked Venus out of the competition.

Venus had been playing well in this competition. In the last two matches, she had shown her old class. She played well in this match as well, but, she missed some opportunities in the tie breaker and that proved costly for her. In the post match press conference, Venus said that she got demoralized after losing the first set. As per Venus, she tried her best in the second set, but, it was not her day and she lost the match. On the other hand, Kerber was delighted after beating Venus. In the quarter final, Kerber will play against the no. 1 player in the world, Victoria Azarenka.