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Serena Williams: Olympics Like Kastles Matches

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012  |  Updated 12:56 PM EDT
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Serena Williams easily won her third-round match Wednesday 6-1, 6-0 over Russian Vera Zvonareva.

The match was played at Centre Court at Wimbledon, but Williams says the Olympics matches at the famous stadium are much different than the oldest tennis tournament in the world.

"You know, you're playing for your country and it just feels different," Williams said. "You hear people shouting, 'USA!' more often. It's a special feeling."

The raucous Olympic crowds are nothing like the All England Club is used to. Williams said you can definitely notice the change in mood. And actually, she thinks it's something much more common in D.C. during her Washington Kastles matches.

"It's not anything like Wimbledon, yet it's at Wimbledon," she said. "The fact that Wimbledon's so quiet, so to come here and have matches like the Kastles or like the U.S. Open or something really crazy and big and awesome."

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