Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon quarterfinalist since 1994

Ostapenko makes Wimbledon quarters to keep double dream alive Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon quarterfinalist since 1994
Juana Turner | 11 July, 2017, 00:38

If the five-time Wimbledon champion gets past Ostapenko, she will be considered a strong contender for a sixth.

"You'll have to ask me when I'm retired, what it feels like", she said.

Germany's Angelique Kerber will lose the world number one ranking next week after bowing out 4-6 6-4 6-4 to Spain's Garbine Muguruza, in a clash of the last two women's final runners-up.

In her third participation at Wimbledon, Konjuh, 19, missed two break points and committed 17 unforced errors in a match that lasted 64 minutes. "It's also part of my game". "When I came here, I was telling myself, I was practicing good after Paris".

A rock-solid 6-3 6-2 victory over Croatian 19-year-old Ana Konjuh on Centre Court has teed up a quarter-final tussle with Latvia's 20-year-old French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, who was a 6-3 7-6 (8/6) victor against Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina.

"I just keep stretching".

Williams, the only remaining former champion left, will now take on the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals. Wozniacki has not reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 11 appearances.

Svitolina saved seven match points before finally succumbing 6-3 7-6 (8-6) on so-called "Manic Monday" at SW19.

"In the first couple of rounds, I wasn't playing my best and I was fighting", she said in an exclusive video interview, "but I feel like every match I'm getting better and better".

Muguruza and Kuznetsova will meet in the next round.

As Williams journeyed to a facile victory, a partisan audience on Court No. 1 cheered Johanna Konta as she squeezed past Caroline Garcia in a tight and dramatic three-setter 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4, becoming the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon quarterfinal since 1984.

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