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Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Venus Williams beats Sakkari but exile to Court No18 raises eyebrows

The calendar insists the end is near for Venus Williams, but the results continue to dissent. The 36-year-old American – the oldest woman in the top 200 and the oldest in the draw here – overcame a game challenge from Maria Sakkari in an entertaining second-round tilt on Thursday to book a meeting with Russia’s Daria Kasatkina in the round of 32.

Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Garbiñe Muguruza runs out of steam at Wimbledon in shock defeat by Cepelova

When Garbiñe Muguruza won the French Open less than a month ago, one of her first thoughts was to question how on earth Rafael Nadal has won nine titles in Paris. Winning seven matches to secure a grand slam title requires everything to be in sync, something the Spaniard found out the hard way on Thursday when she was dumped out in the second round.