Ostapenko and Williams win Wimbledon

Sport 10 July, 2017

Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth Associated Press
Venus Williams

The fivefold champion of Wimbledon, Venus Williams, has triumphed, while the favourite, Angelique Kerber has bent the spine.

Williams, who won his last title in career at the All England Club in 2008, has reached the quarter-finals by inflicting a defeat of 6-3, 6-2 to a player of 19 years old Ana Konjuh, Monday.

Kerber, who participated in the final of the tournament of Wimbledon last year but had lost to Serena Williams, was beaten 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 by spain’s Garbine Muguruza on court no. 2.

By virtue of the defeat of Kerber, Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova will be the player with the highest ranked still in contention in this tournament.

Williams will see you in the quarter-finals, with the champion of the Internationaux de France Jelena Ostapenko.

The Latvian 20-year-old, who won his first title in his career at Roland Garros last month, defeated the fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (6) on the short no. 12 to reach the quarter-finals.

Ostapenko was leading 5-2 in the second set, but she has been the victim of a breach, and caused the tie-breaker. She sealed the outcome of the game at the eighth attempt.

The winner of two titles of the Grand Slam, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and Magdalena Rybarikova have also continued their route in the quarter-finals.

On the second Monday at Wimbledon is without a doubt the busiest day of the season. The 16 games of the eighth final are presented the same day at the All England Club, and at the end of this process eight tennis players and eight ladies will advance to the quarter-finals.

Andy Murray will play his next match on the central court, before giving his place to Roger Federer.

On court no. 1, Johanna Konta was the headliner, followed by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, respectively.

Kuznetsova played in the first match Monday, and she has easily defeated Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4.

Rybarikova, who had taken the measure of Karolina Pliskova in the second round, disposed of the Croatian Petra Martic 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 and reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career.