Venus: 'I'm not getting out of here'

Updated: June 27, 2014, 4:55 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

LONDON -- The question seemed not to be how well Venus Williams would play against Petra Kvitova in their third-round match Friday at Wimbledon, but how long Williams could possibly last.

As it turned out, Kvitova, who won the title here in 2011, ended up defeating the five-time Wimbledon champion 7-5, 6-7 (2), 7-5, but it was arguably the best Williams had played on the grass courts in three years, a high-level, two-and-a-half-hour match she was two points from winning in straight ...

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