Serena Williams' First Tournament Back From Injury Ends Prematurely

Serena Williams

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EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Serena Williams’ comeback tournament at Eastbourne ended in the second round with a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 loss to top-seeded Vera Zvonareva.Zvonareva came through a tense tussle in 3 hours, 12 minutes for only her second win over the 13-time Grand Slam champion.

Williams fought back from 5-2 down in the deciding set, and saved three match points at 5-4. But Zvonareva immediately broke again and a tiring Williams couldn’t muster another rally.

Venus Williams reached the quarterfinals with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 win over Ana Ivanovic.

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