/Venus Williams Advances to Wimbledon Semifinals

Venus Williams Advances to Wimbledon Semifinals


Venus Williams during her quarterfinal match against Jelena Ostapenko at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

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WIMBLEDON, England — Playing at Wimbledon for the 20th time, Venus Williams is in the semifinals for the 10th time.

Williams, a five-time champion at the All England Club, advanced to the semifinals for the second year in a row by beating Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 7-5, under a closed roof on Centre Court on Tuesday.

Williams, 37, made her Wimbledon debut a few weeks after Ostapenko, 20, was born. Williams last won the title in 2008, but reached the semifinals last year and the Australian Open final this year.

Williams will next face Johanna Konta of Britain on Thursday. Konta, the No. 6 seed, advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time by defeating second-seeded Simona Halep, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4.


Garbiñe Muguruza beat Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-3, 6-4, in another quarterfinal match.

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