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Aravane Rezai - Serena Williams
Wimbledon women - 21 June 2011

Wimbledon – Follow the Tennis match between Aravane Rezai and Serena Williams live with Eurosport. The match starts at 11:00 on 21 June 2011. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 It's all over for Rezai as a crushing ace completes a big victory in the third set. Rezai performed very well but fell away in the final set and Serena capitalised to complete an emotional victory for her.

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-6, 5-1 - BREAK Rezai completely capitulates as she loses the sixth game to love on her own serve. It looks like the game is over for her now after such an impressive display in the second set.

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-6, 4-1 The match is in Serena's hands now, although Rezai will be cursing herself after she had an incredibly straight forward chance to put pressure on Serena early in that game, but smashed teh ball straight too her, allowing teh American to lob and win the point

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-6, 3-1 - BREAK The first disappointing service game from Rezai for some time and she ends it with a poor passing shot that never threatened to be in. Serena now in control of the match

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-6, 2-1 The same can be said about Serena's serve thuogh as she takes that game to love, it looks the best part of her game at the moment

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-6, 1-1 Rezai with a couple of cracking serves pushing Serena wide, making effective returns very difficult and she holds comfortably again

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 Serena is still producing some surprising unforced errors, but her serve is looking good which saw her through the first game of the final set

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-6 An unbelievable error from Serena saw her pass the ball into the net when she had virtually the whole court to aim at and hand Rezai two set points. She squandered the first but made no mistake on the second to take the match into a decider. Could Serena's lack of match practice of late cost her?

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 3-5 Serena comfortably holds her own serve but it might not save her in this set as Rezai steps up to level the match at one set a piece

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 5-2 Rezai making Serena do all the running now, although yet another double-fault let her down slightly. She won't care though as she goes one game away from winning the second set.

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 2-4 - BREAK Uncharacteristic forehand errors, brilliant stroke-play from Rezai and most surprisingly a double-fault sees Williams go a break down in the second.

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 2-3 Rezai's serve is beginning to look very impressive with Serena struggling to return much at all. Rezai looked like she could become phased in the first set but is looking good now.

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 2-2 Serena recovers from 0-30 to reel off four points on the spin and keep the set even

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 1-2 The Frenchwoman is looking comfortable with her own service game now after struggling to keep her first serve in earlier in the game and she takes the lead again

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 1-1 Rezai looked resolute in taking the game to deuce, but Serena seems able to step it up a gear when needed and produced a couple of big serves to take the game

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WILLIAMS 6-3, 0-1 Rezai benefited from a bit of luck with a mishit backhand falling fortuitously, but she still closed out the game very effectively and takes the lead as she did in the first game of the first set

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WILLIAMS 6-3 Serena stormed into a 40-0 , problems with her serve including a double fault let Rezai back in, but the American eventually closed it out and took the first set.

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WILLIAMS 5-3 Rezai does well to hold her serve, but it's lookling like an uphill struggle for her as Serena is now serving for the set

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WILLIAMS 5-2 No problem for Serena on her own serve now as her power is starting to prove too much for Rezai

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WILLIAMS 4-2 - BREAK It's all going wrong for Rezai, after going 30-0 ahead she was guilty of a couple of lazy shots which Serena is more than good enough to capitalise on and she screamed with delight as she won the final point

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WILLIAMS 3-2 Serena goes ahead for the first time in the game and is finding her range with her serve now, putting Rezai on the back foot from the off

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WILLIAMS 2-2 Things not looking so good for Rezai now as she loses a service game without scoring a point including a very disappointing double fault which will drain her confidence

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WILLIAMS 1-2 Serena finally finds some rhythm and takes her second service game comfortably

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WILLIAMS 0-2 Rezai continues to impress with her aggressive nature, she's playing like someone with nothing to lose, and it's paying off at the minute

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WILLIAMS 0-1 - BREAK An early shock in the game on Centre Court as Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai breaks the defending champion in the first game. Serena had avoided three break points but a delicate drop shot eventually was enough for Rezai