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Serena advances to third round

Updated: June 27, 2013, 2:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LONDON -- Serena Williams sailed past Wimbledon's wave of upsets and now will face an opponent more than a decade older than her.

The five-time champion beat Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday, avoiding the sort of early exit that has sent many top players tumbling from the tournament.

Next up for the 31-year-old Williams is Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm, who at 42 became the oldest woman to reach the third round at Wimbledon in the Open era.

Date-Krumm beat ...

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