Wimbledon 2017: Garbine Muguruza stuns top seed Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams storms into quarters


London: Garbine Muguruza eliminated Angelique Kerber from Wimbledon, a result that means the German will lose her No. 1 ranking while five-time champion Venus Williams returned to the quarterfinals at the All England Club.

Muguruza, the 2016 French Open champion, beat Kerber 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the fourth round on Court No 2.

Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrates winning the second set against Germany's Angelique Kerber during their Women's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Garbine Muguruza celebrates during the 4th Round match against Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon. AP

With the loss to Kerber, either Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova will take over as the top-ranked player after the tournament.

Muguruza, a Wimbledon finalist in 2015, will next face two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals.

Williams set up a 6-3, 6-2 victory over 19-year-old Ana Konjuh of Croatia.

The 37-year-old Williams made her Grand Slam debut at the 1997 French Open, seven months before Konjuh was born.


Williams served pretty much impeccably, hitting seven aces and winning 31 of 36 first-serve points.

This was Williams' first match since police in Florida rescinded their original conclusion that she was at fault in a two-car crash last month. A passenger in the other vehicle died about two weeks later. Police said Friday that video showed Williams legally entered the intersection and now no blame has been determined in the accident.

Williams next faces French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals while Muguruza takes on Svetlana Kuznetsova.


Published Date: Jul 10, 2017 07:01 pm | Updated Date: Jul 10, 2017 07:28 pm



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