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Aus Open '17:  Coco Vandeweghe blasts into first grand slam semi-final, defeats Garbine Muguruza in striaght sets

Aus Open '17: Coco Vandeweghe blasts into first grand slam semi-final, defeats Garbine Muguruza in striaght sets

Vandeweghe now faces Venus Williams for a place in Saturday`s final after later battled past Russia`s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in two sets.

Australian open 2017: Venus Williams beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, enters first semi-final in 14 years

Australian open 2017: Venus Williams beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, enters first semi-final in 14 years

Venus also became oldest woman to reach a Grand Slam semi since a 37-year-old Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994.

Australian Open 2017: 'Birthday-Girl' Angelique Kerber advances to third round, beats Carina Witthoeft in a hard-fought battle

Australian Open 2017: 'Birthday-Girl' Angelique Kerber advances to third round, beats Carina Witthoeft in a hard-fought battle

The defending champion, who turned 29, battled through 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2 and will next face either Kristyna Pliskova or Irina-Camelia Begu.

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Australia Open: Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne

Seeded 17th after six months away from the sport nursing a knee injury, Federer`s first round match against Austrian qualifier Melzer.

Maria Sharapova to face Garbine Muguruza in Madrid exhibition

Maria Sharapova to face Garbine Muguruza in Madrid exhibition

Sharapova is not free to compete on the WTA Tour until at least April 2017.

US Open 2016: Wozniacki to face Sevastova for semi-final spot, Vinci also in quarters

US Open 2016: Wozniacki to face Sevastova for semi-final spot, Vinci also in quarters

Sevastova thus became the first Latvian woman in 22 years to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.

US Open 2016: Garbine Muguruza, Milos Raonic crash out, Novak Djokovic gets walkover

US Open 2016: Garbine Muguruza, Milos Raonic crash out, Novak Djokovic gets walkover

Raonic, considered as a potential title dangerman in New York, hit 18 aces and 69 winners but committed 62 unforced errors.

US Open 2016, Women's Singles Preview: Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza target Serena Williams at the summit

US Open 2016, Women's Singles Preview: Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza target Serena Williams at the summit

American 34-year-old Williams`s latest spell on top of the pile started in February 2013.

US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal drawn for potential semi-final clash

US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal drawn for potential semi-final clash

Djokovic, the top seed who has been nursing a wrist injury since a shock first round loss at the Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: The Marathon for Rafael Nadal starts now

Rio Olympics 2016: The Marathon for Rafael Nadal starts now

Playing in his first tournament in two months after a wrist injury.

French Open champ Garbine Muguruza withdraws from Montreal

French Open champ Garbine Muguruza withdraws from Montreal

World number one Williams pulled out with inflammation in her shoulder over the weekend.

Rafael Nadal expects to be fully fit for 2016 Rio Olympics

Rafael Nadal expects to be fully fit for 2016 Rio Olympics

The Spaniard has not played since pulling out of the French Open before the third round because of a wrist injury.

Rafael Nadal will be ready for Rio, says Spanish Olympic chief

Rafael Nadal will be ready for Rio, says Spanish Olympic chief

Nadal is due to play singles and also the mixed doubles with Garbine Muguruza at Rio.

Serena Williams battles rivals, self-doubt at Wimbledon

Serena Williams battles rivals, self-doubt at Wimbledon

In the aftermath of that chastening September day in New York, Williams has appeared a more vulnerable figure.

French Open 2016: Serena Williams not ready for final curtain

French Open 2016: Serena Williams not ready for final curtain

Williams's latest attempt to equal Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles was thwarted by Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final.

French Open 2016: Garbine Muguruza stuns Serena Williams to capture maiden Grand Slam

French Open 2016: Garbine Muguruza stuns Serena Williams to capture maiden Grand Slam

The Spaniard beat the American World No.1 7-5, 6-4 at the Philippe-Chatrier court.

French Open 2016: Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza — Final preview in numbers

French Open 2016: Serena Williams vs Garbine Muguruza — Final preview in numbers

In the four previous meetings, Williams won thrice.

 French Open 2016: Serena Williams to face Garbine Muguruza in French Open final

French Open 2016: Serena Williams to face Garbine Muguruza in French Open final

Serena Williams would capture her third victory in four years here if she wins in the final.

French Open 2016, Day 11: Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Garbine Muguruza, Samantha Stosur into Roland Garros semis

French Open 2016, Day 11: Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Garbine Muguruza, Samantha Stosur into Roland Garros semis

Wawrinka, the 31-year-old third seed, became the oldest man since 1985 to reach the semi-finals.

French Open 2016, Day 8: Muguruza, Rogers, Murray, Wawrinka into quarters​

French Open 2016, Day 8: Muguruza, Rogers, Murray, Wawrinka into quarters​

Results and reports from day 8 at Roland Garros.