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Venus Williams beats Navarro to advance at Wuhan Open

Venus Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro to reach quarterfinals at Wuhan Open

Venus Williams beats Navarro to advance at Wuhan Open

WUHAN, China (AP) -- Venus Williams beat Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open.

A day after earning her 700th victory, Williams hit five aces and saved three of four break points to dispatch the seventh-seeded Navarro in 1 hour, 29 minutes.

Williams, who is a seven-time major champion and won her last Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2008, improved to 3-3 in her head-to-head against Navarro.

She will next face the winner of the match between top-seeded Simona Halep and Johanna Konta being played later Wednesday.

Also, fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain rallied to beat ninth-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.

Muguruza will face either Kristina Mladenovic or Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the quarterfinals.

Updated : 2021-09-26 14:51 GMT+08:00