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Result: Petra Kvitova comes from set down to beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon

Petra Kvitova comes from a set down to beat Venus Williams and reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova came from a set down to secure a 5-7 7-6(2) 7-5 victory over Venus Williams to reach the fourth round of the Grand Slam.

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates winning her women's singles third round match against US player Venus Williams on day five of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 27, 2014© BBC

Kvitova came close to breaking Williams at the first time of asking, but the American survived the scare to hold and keep games going by way of serve in the first set.

The pair came close to entering a tie-break, but Williams cruised through the 12th game to earn a break and set point.

Kvitova tried once again to break Williams in her first service match of the second set, but the 34-year-old kept in control.

Both players remained strong on their serves but struggled to find the breakthrough, which resulted in a tie-break that ended in Kvitova's favour.

The third set kept the contest tight as games went by the way of serve, despite both players coming close to a break, but it was Kvitova who was able to find a crucial break point to wrap up the match.

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 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles second round match against Mona Barthel of Germany on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 2
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