Wimbledon

Venus becomes oldest Wimbledon quarter-finalist in 23 years

2017-07-10 15:39
Venus Williams (AFP)

London - Venus Williams became the oldest woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 23 years when the 37-year-old beat Ana Konjuh in the fourth round on Monday.

Williams, the US 10th seed, beat the Croatian 27th seed 6-3, 6-2 on Centre Court, becoming the oldest player to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Martina Navratilova in 1994.

At 19, Konjuh was not even born when five-time champion Williams made her Wimbledon debut in 1997.

Williams faces French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Tuesday's quarter-finals.

Wimbledon results on Monday, the seventh day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Women

4th rd

Garbie Muguruza (ESP x14) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x1) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x7) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x9) 6-2, 6-4

Magdalna Rybrikov (SVK) bt Petra Martic (CRO) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Venus Williams (USA x10) bt Ana Konjuh (CRO x27) 6-3, 6-2

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x13) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 6-3, 7-6 (8/6)

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