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Monday, March 26, 2018

2018 Miami Open - Venus Williams Ousts Defending Champ Johanna Konta To Reach QF's Monday March 26,2018

Seven-time grand slam winner Venus Williams exacted revenge on reigning Miami Open  champion Johanna Konta on Monday March 26,2018 with a superlative display to book her place in the quarter-finals. In a repeat of last year's semi-final -- which was won by the British number one Konta -- it was the 37-year-old American who showed no signs of fatigue to power home 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in two hours and 19 minutes.

The three-time Key Biscayne champion now faces either Monica Puig or American Danielle Collins. It was an impressive display by the veteran Williams who seemed puzzled when quizzed about her longevity.
"I don't see what 37-years old has to do with it," said Williams. "She couldn't get a rhythm to her game which helped me but everyone I play makes it tough against me so there are no easy matches."

Williams will be joined in the quarters by compatriot Sloane Stephens who powered past world number three Garbine Muguruza as the seeds continued to fall.

US Open champion Stephens dominated Spain's reigning Wimbledon champion Muguruza to record a 6-3, 6-4 win.
Stephens, the world number 12, will face Germany's Angelique Kerber for a place in the semi-finals.

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