Venus Williams bounds to the Quarter-Finals in Wimbledon championship
Age number counts, 36, but Venus Williams is still flying high up on the Wimbledon court. The five time Wimbledon champion will be playing in the quarter-finals at the All England Club for the 12th time in her career, but the first time since 2010.
"Yeah, it has been a few years. Missed a year or two. I have been slowed in recent years by Sjogren's syndrome, a condition that can cause joint pain and saps energy. But I have been here before. I am not like a deer in the headlights" Venus Williams commented in the post-match press conference.
The eighth seeded Williams will now take on Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, a player she has never faced. Williams reached the quarter-finals by defeating Spanish fleet Carla Suarez Navarro by 7-6(3), 6-4. "I fought hard in the match but lost as my opponent is a legendary tennis player. I will be back with more focus and preparation in the next tournament. Miss you Wimbledon" Navarro commented about her loss.
Williams is now focused on the next match. Many experts are saying two sisters may meet in the finals this year. "I have never played her, so we will see how it goes. First couple rounds were against players I have never played. It is always interesting. You spend first few games trying to figure out what is working, what is not working in a perfect manner. It will definitely be that tomorrow" Venus added.
Venus is however one of the most thriving players in the Wimbledon history. She won her first title in 2000 and then added titles in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008. "I always want more. Age is not a big factor. I want more out of myself. For sure, I have not had an easy road, but a lot of people have not. I try not to think about short of things. I try to think what I can accomplish" Venus expressed.
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