Result: Kirsten Flipkens overcomes Flavia Pennetta

Result: Flipkens overcomes Pennetta
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Kirsten Flipkins advances into the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with a 7-6 6-3 victory over Italian tennis player Flavia Pennetta.

Kirsten Flipkins has booked her place in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with a 7-6 6-3 victory over Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

An incredible six breaks of serve occurred in the opening set of the match, with three apiece moving the set into a tie-break that Flipkins secured 7-2 to move into the lead.

Both players held their opening two service games of the second set, but a break for Flipkens in the next game allowed the Belgian to move into the lead.

Pennetta did manage to secure a break of her own in the latter stages, but another break at 3-5 allowed Flipkens to book her spot in the next round, where she will face Petra Kvitova.

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