Wimbledon 2017: Simona Halep, Venus Williams advance to fourth round in women’s singles

08 July 2017, 11:41 AM
Venus Williams - File Photo
Venus Williams - File Photo

Second seed Simona Halep didn't ensure any further casualties of top seeds at Wimbledon as she defeated China’s Peng Shuai with a clinical 6-4 7-6(7) clinical win.

The 25-year-old Romanian produced some scintillating groundstrokes to overpower her opponent from the baseline, clipping the lines with her thundering forehands.

Five-time champion Venus Williams beat Japan’s Naomi Osaka 7-6(3) 6-4 to reach the last sixteen at Wimbledon for the 15th time. Meanwhile, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko needed an hour and 20 minutes to see off Italian Camila Giorgi 7-5 7-5 in the third round.

First Published: Saturday, July 08, 2017 11:31 AM
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