Venus Advances to Semifinals

Comeback champ drives to be lowest seed to win Wimbledon
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 6, 2007 4:19 AM CDT
Serena, left, and Venus Williams walk together during their doubles match against Britan's Claire Curran and Anne Keothavong at Wimbledon. Thursday June 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Rebecca Naden-pa)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Three-time Wimbledon champ Venus Williams advanced to the tournament semifinals after defeating fifth-seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets yesterday. Crushing returns capped the 6-3 6-4 victory that wins her a face-off against Ana Ivanovic. Williams, who has played only occasionally this season and was seeded 28th, is trying to become the lowest seed ever to win Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, sister Serena, who suffered severe cramping in her fourth-round match that had her rolling on the ground, responded to flak from a BBC commentator that she exaggerated her injury. "I've never been over-dramatic in my whole career," she said. In men's action, Roger Federer's quarterfinal match was suspended due to rain.