Tennis - Kuznetsova ousts Venus to reach Wuhan quarters
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.