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

Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon women's quarter-finalist for 22 years as the five-time champion defeated Spanish 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 on Monday.


Aged 36, Williams is the oldest to make the last eight since 37-year-old Martina Navratilova's run to the final in 1994.
Venus becomes oldest Wimbledon women's quarter-finalist for 22 years
Williams 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.

Venus, seeded eighth, 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.

The American legend, who won the last of her seven Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon in 2008, needed just one break to win the second set.

Williams, an eight-time Wimbledon finalist, will be bidding for her first Grand Slam semi-final appearance since the 2010 US Open. sports.yahoo.com
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