Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon women`s quarter-finalist for 22 years

Since the 2010 US Open, Williams will be bidding for her first Grand Slam semi-final appearance.

Last Updated: Jul 04, 2016, 23:59 PM IST
Venus Williams becomes oldest Wimbledon women`s quarter-finalist for 22 years

London: Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam winner, on Monday became the oldest Wimbledon women`s quarter-finalist for 22 years. She achieved the feat by defeating Spanish 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.

Williams, 36, is the oldest to make the last eight since 37-year-old Martina Navratilova`s run to the final in 1994.

In her match with Navarro, the eighth seed Venus, was broken twice in the first three games of the first set, but recovered from 3-0 and 5-3 down to win it in a tie-break.

Venus will be making her 12th appearance in the last eight at Wimbledon, and her first since 2010, when she faces Kazakhstan`s Yaroslava Shvedova for a place in the semi-finals.

Since the 2010 US Open, Williams will be bidding for her first Grand Slam semi-final appearance.

(With Agency inputs)