Venus Williams into Wimbledon's fourth round

July 08, 2017
Venus Williams of the United States returns to Japan's Naomi Osaka during their Women's Singles Match on day five at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London yesterday.

Venus Williams is, at 37 years old, the oldest woman to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova was the same age when she was the tournament's runner-up in 1994.

Williams beat 19-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the third round, and will face another 19-year-old on Monday with a quarter-final berth at stake, Ana Konjuh of Croatia.

The 10th-seeded Williams is a five-time champion at the All England Club.

This is her first tournament since a two-car crash in Florida last month that police say she caused. A 78-year-old man in the other car died about two weeks later.

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