Venus advances to semifinals
Venus Williams captured the final five games and the last 11 points to beat Lindsay Davenport for the sixth straight time today, winning her Wimbledon quarterfinal 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.
Williams, a two-time champion, dropped a set for the first time in the tournament but still improved to 25-1 at Wimbledon since 2000. Her opponent in the semifinals Thursday will be No. 2-seeded Kim Clijsters, who rallied past No. 27 Silvia Farina Elia 5-7, 6-0, 6-1.
"If you get this far, you have to be doing something right," the No. 4-seeded Williams said. "I'll just have to keep on with the same things."
In the completion of a fourth-round men's match suspended Monday night because of darkness, No. 13-seeded Sebastien Grosjean beat French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3). Grosjean will play No. 10 Tim Henman in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
Unseeded Australian Mark Philippoussis upset Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth round Monday.
The upset ended Agassi's bid at 33 to become the oldest men's champion at Wimbledon in the Open era.