Serena Williams survives second-round Wimbledon scare from unseeded opponent

Serena Williams escaped the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday after unseeded Kaja Juvan, who earned her way in through the tourney's qualifying rounds, gave her a big scare. 

Juvan, 18, came out firing to claim the first set 6-2. But Williams responded by winning the second set 6-2 before fending off a Juvan rally to secure the third set 6-4. 

Williams will face German Julia Görges, whom she beat last year at Wimbledon, in the third round.

Williams, the No. 11 seed at Wimbledon, hasn't been her best in 2019 while dealing with nagging injuries. She was upset in the third round of the French Open by 20-year-old Sofia Kenin. She fell to Karolína Plíšková in the Australian Open quarterfinals thanks to a stunning collapse that saw Plíšková win six consecutive games and save four match points. 

Williams reached both the Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals in 2018 but came up short in both tourneys. She hasn't added to her 23 Grand Slam total since early 2017 before the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia. 

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