Williams advances to US Open semi-finals

Updated: 08 September 2010 16:26 IST

US third seed Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, advanced to the US Open semi-finals on Tuesday by defeating Italian sixth seed Francesca Schiavo

Williams advances to US Open semi-finals
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New York :

US third seed Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, advanced to the US Open semi-finals on Tuesday by defeating Italian sixth seed Francesca Schiavone 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.

Williams, a two-time US Open winner, will next face the winner of a later quarter-final between Belgian second seed Kim Clijsters, the defending champion, and Australian fifth seed Samantha Stosur, the French Open runner-up.

Williams became the first 30-year-old woman to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since France's Mary Pierce at the 2005 US Open.

Improving to 8-0 lifetime against Schiavone, Williams has yet to drop a set in the Flushing Meadows fortnight.

Topics : Tennis
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