Venus Williams feeling Serena Williams support at Wimbledon

It's a handsome game.

"It was for sure the best match for a long time for me", Kerber said in defeat.

In the semifinals on Thursday, she will play Johanna Konta, a 26-year-old British woman who is the No. 6 seed. After that, Nadal won his 10th French Open title without conceding a set, then won his first three matches at Wimbledon in straight sets. Wozniacki has not reached the quarterfinals at the All England Club in 11 appearances.

"I could hear [it], it was pretty clear because we all speak Spanish", said the Russian.

But it was Venus Williams who was given the pride of place to start proceedings on Centre Court, where she was pitched against an opponent nearly half her age.

But old maestro Williams, who had already schooled a 21-year-old and two teenagers en route to her 38th grand slam quarter-final, has seen it all before and barely flinched.

"She went for a lot of shots", Williams said of Ostapenko. But, yeah, she was serving really well.

Play at the two main stadiums will start at about 1:30 p.m. "Because she hits lots of lines today". But Nadal deflected those initial two match points for Muller with an ace and a service victor. Ostapenko had one ace and 20 winners.

All along, Williams's serve could bail her out of inconveniences. "It's working out for me just in time, just for these later rounds".

At Wimbledon, Ostapenko is into the quarterfinals for the first time. However the Swiss player has a tough draw - the quarter-final match is against Milos Raonic, who placed second at Wimbledon 2016.

"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. Williams used her service advantage to keep in control of the match, registering eight aces and being broken just once. "That's all I felt like".

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.

When Venus Williams won her first Wimbledon in 2000, the woman she beat on Tuesday to make the 2017 Wimbledon semifinals was only 3 years old. Heartbreak for the Latvian who was looking to good before she came head to head against Venus who looked in sublime form in the match.

Coached here by 1987 men's Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, she marched on with an impressive 7-6 (7/4) 6-4 victory over fifth seed, Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki. There were none of the court histrionics from her that had characterised her fourth round match against Elina Svitolina. Rybarikova lost in the first round at Wimbledon every year from 2008 to 2014.

  • Salvatore Jensen