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Things not coming easily for Venus

Updated: June 22, 2011, 6:45 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- The Williams sisters were, according to some, supposed to waltz into Wimbledon following extended health problems and breeze deep into the second week. Such is their talent, aura -- and state of the women's game.

It hasn't been easy thus far.

A day after an emotional Serena was extended to three sets, Venus, a five-time champion, was tested further in a three-set classic, prevailing 6-7 (6), 6-3, 8-6 in a three-hour match over an inspired, evergreen Kimiko ...

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