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Serena, Jankovic, Dementieva advance in Rome

Updated: May 17, 2007, 5:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ROME -- Serena Williams' clay-court game is rounding into shape ahead of the French Open.

Williams appeared frustrated at times but eventually overpowered Shahar Peer of Israel 6-3, 6-3 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Italian Open.

"I feel like everything is coming together," Williams said. "I'm doing everything to stay healthy. That's my goal this year, to stay healthy."

Williams will face 14th-seeded Patty Schnyder, who beat Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-4.

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