Five-time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams Outclasses Konjuh

Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in action during her third round match against Italy’s Camila Giorgi

Germany's Angelique Kerber will lose the world number one ranking next week after bowing out 4-6 6-4 6-4 to Spain's Garbine Muguruza, in a clash of the last two women's final runners-up.

With a wave and quick pirouette to a Centre Court audience just beginning to amass for the usual tripleheader, Williams headed toward an odd Wimbledon wrinkle.

That would put her in elite company as only Serena Williams has won the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back since Steffi Graf achieved the feat in 1996.

Murray managed, but only just, to collect himself and pull back to level 6-6 in the first and then win the tie-breaker 7-1, aided by a Paire double-fault and sequence of backhands hit either wide or long. "Winning never gets old at any stage in your career, ever, ever".

"I know she had an incredible moment there".

But veteran 10th seed Venus appears as likely as anybody to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish on Saturday, and a 6-3 6-2 fourth-round victory over Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh was as impressive as the scoreline indicates.

She will be replaced at number one by either Karolina Pliskova or Simona Halep.

With the win, Williams will face off against world No. 13 and French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

The number ten seed is the only previous victor remaining in this year's tournament, although the last of her five titles at the All-England Club came back in 2008.

American CoCo Vandeweghe, the 24th seed, reached her second Grand Slam quarterfinal of 2017 with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over former No. 1 and fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.

Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the last eight for the fourth time, but the first since 2007, with a 6-2 6-4 victory over ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

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