Published: Tue, July 11, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Ostapenko makes Wimbledon quarters to keep double dream alive

Ostapenko makes Wimbledon quarters to keep double dream alive

Svitolina failed to take her chance, however, and was immediately broken back, sending the set into a tiebreak which Ostapenko won when she converted her eighth match point as her opponent dumped a forehand into the net.

Williams, seeded 10, made her debut in the grasscourt grand slam back in 1997.

But it was Venus Williams who was given the pride of place to start proceedings on Centre Court, where she was pitched against an opponent nearly half her age.

The youngest and most fearless player in the draw stands between Venus Williams and her quest to become the oldest Wimbledon women's champion in half a century of professional tennis.

Muguruza dictated proceedings in the two hour, 18-minute encounter as she struck 55 winners to Kerber's 27 while also striking 50 unforced errors, 40 more than her opponent committed.

"But I'm glad that I was still fighting and won the match".

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Lions skipper Warburton could not fully remember the conversation but conceded the art of captaincy includes knowing when to intervene with officials - and when to stay quiet. "I spoke to him just before coming to the press conference", Gatland said.

In the second set, Murray went up quickly to 2-0 but Paire - who persisted with his unpredictable and entertaining mix of drop shots and baseline winners - clawed his way back, leaving Murray looking a little confused and perplexed before he pulled himself together, aided partly by some errant play from Paire, to win 6-4. "It's also part of my game".

If Halep loses before the last four, then Czech world number three Pliskova will be the new number one despite losing in the second round. "Just one can win, and that was not me today". In an impressive follow-up to her stunning French Open title, she defeated No. 5-ranked Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Monday, 6-3, 7-6 (6).

Earlier Monday, No. 7 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova became the first player to reach the quarterfinals as the two-time Grand Slam champion from Russian Federation beat ninth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 6-4.

Williams plays surprise French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko for a spot in the semifinals.

Muguruza came from a set down to defeat Kerber 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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