Venus Advances to Quarterfinals

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Venus Williams of the United States prepares to serve during her singles second round tennis match with Iveta Benesova of the Czech Repubic at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008. Williams won 6-1, 6-4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Venus Williams of the United States prepares to serve during her singles second round tennis match with Iveta Benesova of the Czech Repubic at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008. Williams won 6-1, 6-4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Venus Williams has advanced to the
quarterfinals at Wimbledon when opponent Ana Ivanovic retired one
game into the second set.

Williams led 6-1, 0-1 Monday when Ivanovic called it quits.

Ivanovic took a 10-minute break during the first game of the second set to have her left thigh taped by a trainer. She returned for two more points, but after hitting a service winner to take the game, she began crying as she walked to her chair and told the umpire she was retiring.

Williams, seeking her sixth Wimbledon title, took a 5-0 lead before Ivanovic won a game 27 minutes into the match. Former No. 1 Ivanovic hasn't reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal since winning the 2008 French Open.


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