LONDON– Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams returned to the quarterfinals at the All England Club with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over 19-year-old Ana Konjuh of Croatia.
The 37-year-old Williams made her Grand Slam debut at the 1997 French Open, seven months before Konjuh was born.
Williams served pretty much impeccably, hitting seven aces and winning 31 of 36 first-serve points.
This was Williams’ first match since police in Florida rescinded their original conclusion that she was at fault in a two-car crash last month. A passenger in the other vehicle died about two weeks later. Police said Friday that video showed Williams legally entered the intersection and now no blame has been determined in the accident.