Venus Williams into Wimbledon semis with impressive win over Jelena Ostapenko

Venus Williams into Wimbledon semis with impressive win over Jelena Ostapenko

Venus Williams into Wimbledon semis with impressive win over Jelena Ostapenko

Williams, who last won the title at the All England Club in 2008, advanced to the quarterfinals by beating 19-year-old Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-2.

Venus will next play against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, who has made it to her second and consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal this year.

"Winning never gets old at any stage in your career, ever, ever", Williams said afterward.

"She says, 'I love my job!' and she means it". There's no other explanation. "It's not about male or female, in the end it's about which matches you feel the public and broadcasters want to see". That's what I'm doing.

At 37 years old, the five-time former Wimbledon champion, eight times a finalist, reached the semis here last year, too.

The Spaniard regained her composure to beat 6-3 6-4 Svetlana Kuznetsova for the second time this season sealing the fourth top 10 victory since the beginning of 2017.

By virtue of the defeat of Kerber, Simona Halep became the player with the highest ranked still in contention in this tournament. "I was actually looking forward to playing on one of the two big courts".

Novak Djokovic has completed the men's quarter final lineup with a straight sets win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

With a wave and quick pirouette to a Centre Court audience just beginning to amass for the usual tripleheader, Williams headed toward an odd Wimbledon wrinkle. A few unforced errors later, though, and Williams broke again for a 6-5 lead before serving out the match. Venus will now serve to stay in the set.

"Been working on that serve", Williams said.

"I had a really tough time", Rybarikova said, "and right now, I'm here, and everything paid off". I know she had an incredible moment there.

One note of concern for the Serb is a shoulder issue which flared up and required a trainer's break in the third set.

But be it because of an apparent shoulder injury that necessitated a medical timeout, the scheduling, condition of the court or crowd backing his opponent, the three-time victor didn't appear entirely pleased Tuesday. "I'm happy it worked out", Muguruza said. "She played a great match".

Djokovic was broken only once, in the second set.

Venus Williams celebrates her victory at the Wimbledon quarterfinals on July 11.

As Wimbledon entered its second week, the men's and women's draw seemed to inhabit disparate worlds.

The American returned to the top 10 previous year and then reached her first Grand Slam final since 2009 when she lost to sister Serena at the Australian Open final in January.

Williams last won Wimbledon nine years ago and has endured personal issues having been involved in a fatal vehicle crash back home in the USA last month. "He will not get overwhelmed by the stadium or whatever".

Tuesday's matches will begin at 8 a.m. ET on both ESPN and ESPN2.

Williams will next face the French Open champion, Jelena Ostapenko, in the quarter-finals.

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