Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist
Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon semi-finalist
Ostapenko has exceeded expectations on the women's circuit this season
13 July, 2017, 00:19
"But it's also just knowing how to deal with these important matches, knowing that you're playing in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon but need that combination of not being too anxious, trying to free your mind, just trying to concentrate on the tennis part, not everything else".
But Garbine Muguruza said she was not being coached by her team during Tuesday's 6-3, 6-4 quarterfinal victory at Wimbledon.
Williams, however, knocked the stuffing out of the first Latvian Grand Slam victor with her first serve and then preyed mercilessly on Ostapenko's timid second serve.
Williams, who is the oldest player to reach the last four since Martina Navratilova in 1994, dominated Wimbledon between 2000 and 2009, winning five titles and finishing runner-up in another three finals.
Venus will next face either second-seeded Simona Halep or Johanna Konta on Thursday.
The 37-year-old crushed young pretender and French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko in a ruthless straight sets demolition to reach the semi-finals for the second successive year.
Venus Williams muscles up in her quarter-final clash againstJelena Ostapenko. That match saw Nadal, the French Open victor for the men, eliminated in five sets.
Kuznetsova enjoyed strong starts in both sets but failed to capitalise and it was Muguruza's superior serving and movement that proved decisive on Court One.
The same could not be said for Venus, though, who snubbed the same gentleman after her win over Jelena Ostapenko.
"They discuss the schedule before the matches, and I know it's always not so easy".
"I'm sure that the women, we would want more matches on Centre or Court Number One over the whole fortnight".
In fact, Washington Post called Venus "ageless", hinting that she is now playing her best tennis, and that the young players must fire up their guns to make it past her.
Muguruza faced only one break point in the entire match. If she loses in the semifinals, she'll make $706,000. This was Rosewall's last final at the All England Club, ... Ostapenko returned and that gave Williams the break to tie the set.
"When you are in the fifth, against a player like him, (the outcome) just depends on a few balls", Nadal said. The Russian won the first set 7-5 and was trailing 0-1 in the second when she retired after 39-minutes of play. The 20-year-old Latvian, who won her first tour-level title at Roland Garros last month, beat fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 7-6 (6), on Court 12. "They're fighting right alongside me".
Williams dominated Wimbledon for nearly a decade between 2000 and 2009, winning five titles and finishing runner-up in another three finals. "It's working out for me just in time, just for these later rounds".
"I think I'm playing better match by match, as the Internationaux de France, has entrusted Ostapenko".
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