Ten­nis - Kuznetsova ousts Venus to reach Wuhan quar­ters

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Svet­lana Kuznetsova ousted de­fend­ing champion Venus Wil­liams 6-2, 6-2 to reach the Wuhan Open quar­ter­fi­nals yesterday. Kuznetsova dom­i­nated Wil­liams from the out­set, break­ing the Amer­i­can five times. She im­proved to 5-4 against Wil­liams. Wil­liams strug­gled with her serve in the gusty con­di­tions and had seven dou­ble faults. Si­mona Halep of Ro­ma­nia also ad­vanced past Yaroslava Shve­dova of Kaza­khstan 6-3, 6-3. Halep, show­ing no sign of the ham­string in­jury that ruled her out of Tokyo last week, will face Madi­son Keys of the United States in the uar­ter­fi­nals. Keys beat Rus­sian qual­i­fier Daria Kasatk­ina 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

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