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Williams One Step Away from Wimbledon

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Former NCAA singles finalist and Knoxville native Rhyne Williams is just one victory away from qualifying for his fourth consecutive Grand Slam. 

After a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Steven Diez in the second round of Wimbledon qualifying on Tuesday, Williams takes on American veteran Bobby Reynolds in the final round of qualifying Wednesday. 

Currently ranked No. 128 in the ATP World Tour Rankings, Williams is looking for his fourth career Grand Slam appearance. He qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Open and the 2013 French Open last month. He earned the USTA's discretionary wild card to the Australian Open in January. Williams has started to earn some wins on the main tour level this year, reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Men's National Clay Court Championships earlier this spring. 

Today's match will be best-of-five sets, just like the main draw matches will be next week when Wimbledon begins. 


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