Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist in 23 years

Posted July 12, 2017

Venus continues her ruthless streak as far as her service game is concerned and extends her lead to 4-1. Muguruza was the victim of the2015 final while Kerber lost at the last edition. What I want to say is that I am sure she is good on both sides. "It wasn't as easy maybe as it looks like".

"I think also for the spectators it's more enjoyable to watch because it's such a name like Federer, Murray, huge names, and I think they deserve obviously to be on Centre Court and Court One". The British No.1 is the first woman from these shores to reach the last eight since Jo Durie in 1984. No. 6 Johanna Konta No. 7 Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. I did my best.

All along, Williams's serve could bail her out of inconveniences. "I try really hard". The seventh-seeded Croat beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. "I really had to go for it to win the match". He will next face Canada's Milos Raonic. His next opponent Sam Querrey just came out of an arduous five-setter so it's unlikely to be a long game.

"It will be interesting to see, you know, when she will struggle a bit later in the year and stuff", Ukrainian Elena Svitolina said after her 6-3 7-6 loss to the rising starlet.

Venus Williams handed out another lesson to one of Wimbledon's young upstarts when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 on Tuesday to become the oldest women's semi-finalist for 23 years.

The Latvian was only three when Williams won Wimbledon for the first time and despite the gulf in their ages, the freshly minted French Open champion is unlikely to be fazed by her first outing on the most famous grass court in the world.

Ostapenko was leading 5-2 in the second round, but she has been the victim of a breach, and caused the tie-breaker.

Spaniard Muguruza, who reached the final at SW19 in 2015, won 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 15 minutes on Court One. On Monday, when the WTA rankings change after the Wimbledon updates, either Karolina Pliskova or Simona Halep will be the new WTA queen. For me, it's about getting through the round.

She added, "I mean, I've been in that position before. If I would be Roger Federer, I would get a private jet everywhere and travel with my dog, but you see it can not happen".

As a result, Williams saw out the set and broke again, to love, early in the second before Ostapenko had even begun to get to grips with the occasion. Ostapenko won the French Open in Paris last month.

Should she win the title on Saturday, Venus would overtake her sister as the oldest female grand slam singles champion in the open era.

But he could not pull through, extending his drought without a quarterfinal berth at the All England Club to six years. "But I thought we would play on a bigger court". "So I hope I can keep it up".

The final quarter-final sees the last unseeded woman, Magdalena Rybarikova face Coco Vandeweghe.

Halep is the highest remaining seed after Angelique Kerber lost to Garbine Muguruza in the Round of 16.

After reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals with a victory over Elina Svitolina on Monday, Ostapenko said her family and friends have always called her Alona — referring to that as her "real" name. She has never advanced past that stage.

Play has started on the outside show courts at Wimbledon.