Serena Williams stayed alive on Tuesday as play continued at the 2012 Championships at Wimbledon. Williams had a big, impressive win but now remains the only American left in either the men's or women's singles tournament, as two American men were sent packing today.
Williams knocked off defending Wimbledon women's champion Petra Kvitova in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5 to make it to the semifinals. She will wait to find out her opponent in the winner of the match between No. 2 Victoria Azarenka and Tamira Paszek and is now just one win away from reaching the finals.
On the men's side, Andy Murray and David Ferrer were among the five players advancing to the quarterfinals on Tuesday, but American men Mardy Fish and Brian Baker were both eliminated. Fish was bested by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-4, while Baker was upended in straight sets by Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-1, 7-6, 6-3.