Williams overcomes Peer test to reach last eight

New York: Twice champion Venus Williams came through a testing match to beat Israel`s Shahar Peer 7-6, 6-3 and reach the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

Williams struggled with her own serve in the blustery conditions and that of her opponent, the tournament`s 16th seed.

The American third seed, bidding for an eighth grand slam title, had plenty of opportunities to break in the first set but converted just two of 10 break-point chances as it went to a tiebreak.

There the power of Williams` ground strokes proved too much for Peer, who remained an obdurate opponent in the next set, which the American won with greater ease.

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