Result: Angelique Kerber fights back to beat Kirsten Flipkens at Wimbledon

Angelique Kerber comes from a set behind to defeat Kirsten Flipkens 3-6 6-3 6-2 in round three at Wimbledon.

Angelique Kerber has come from a set behind to see off Kirsten Flipkens 3-6 6-3 6-2 at Wimbledon to advance through to the last 16.

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates after winning her women's singles third round match against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkins on day six of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 28, 2014© Getty Images

Serve was lost on three occasions in the opening four games of the contest, with Flipkens eventually getting a foothold on the set to take the lead.

Kerber broke her Belgian opponent's serve twice in the second set to draw level, before an almost identical deciding set, where the world number seven broke serve twice once more, saw her prevail to book her spot in the next round.

The 26-year-old will now face Maria Sharapova for a place in the quarter-finals.

 Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball during her Ladies' Singles second round match against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 2
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