Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist in 23 years

Posted July 12, 2017

There's always a reason. You have to get better.

She meets the victor of Johanna Konta and Simona Halep in the semis.

Williams, who reached the last of her eight Wimbledon finals in 2009, will face either Britain's Johanna Konta or Romania's Simona Halep in the last four tomorrow.

Now she has the opportunity to take another step toward history in her meeting with Williams.

"I think I'm playing better match by match, as the Internationaux de France, has entrusted Ostapenko".

Venus consequently joined her sister Serena clinching her 86th victory at the Championships. "It's working out for me just in time, just for these later rounds".

However, a lot of fans and players were left questioning about the logic behind court scheduling.

He dropped the first two sets, then won the next two. She also become the first women to be in the Wimbledon semifinals since Virginia Wade was the runner-up in 1978.

And Williams ruthlessly seized her opportunity, holding to love to progress to the last-four in ominous fashion.

Ostapenko, the Latvian No.13 seed, saw her 11-match winning streak at Grand Slams brought to a conclusive halt by the American.

Ostapenko shovelled a backhand into the net in the second game to gift Williams a break and the American breezed through the opener in 29 minutes - sealing it when Ostapenko completely missed an attempted service return.

Nadal said Muller's powerful serve and crisp volleys make him "uncomfortable" to play. I just enjoy it more. "I'd like to think that I can continue to rely on that as the matches continue". Muguruza saw her chance to play her third Grand Slam quarterfinal as she went leading by a set and a break. "I'm happy it worked out", she said. "Especially she was serving very well today".

Vandeweghe will now face Magdalena Rybarikova, who has disposed of the Croatian Petra Martic 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 and reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career.

Muguruza is the No. 14 seed and will take on No. 7 Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday. I don't remember the earlier days, though, to be honest.

"I know she had an unbelievable moment there".

The Spaniard broke to love in the first game and held the initiative despite Kuznetsova drilled more than twice winners as her.

All in all, it was a victory that was partly earned and partly handed over by Paire's unreliability.

Her popularity has only increased as she has ploughed through the Wimbledon draw with her high-risk game. Muguruza's first was the 2016 French Open.

"I like to play with a lot of people watching me, with a crowd". So it's a bunch of things. Paire had as many as 44 unforced errors against Murray's eight. "It's a attractive game, and it's been really good to me", she added. Then it was again everything even. Venus now leads 2-1 in the second set and also one break up. "I think for myself, just sticking to my guns was definitely key".