Tennis
Venus knocks out Muguruza to reach Singapore semifinals

Venus and Muguruza both lost to Karolina Pliskova earlier in the tournament, but improved to 1-1 after wins over Jelena Ostapenko.

Oct.27 - SportLand: Venus Williams’ straight sets victory over Garbiñe Muguruza means she’s through to the knockout rounds at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. No.5 seed Venus Williams came out on top in the White Group shootout against Garbiñe Muguruza to advance to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

Both players came into the matchup fighting for the No.2 spot in White Group; Venus and Muguruza both lost to Karolina Pliskova earlier in the tournament, but improved to 1-1 after wins over Jelena Ostapenko.

With her 7-5, 6-4 victory over Muguruza, Venus gets her revenge in the rematch of their Wimbledon final clash and sends the Spaniard crashing out of the round robin stage at the WTA Finals for the second year in a row.

“A win is a win, whether it's like today or yesterday,” Venus mused in her post-match press conference. “I'm pretty used to going home after you lose, so I knew what the stakes were.”

Both players are aggressive returners, and as a result they kept each other’s serve under pressure from the start of the match, attacking every short ball. After bringing four break point chances in the first six games between the two, they traded breaks with Muguruza striking first and Venus leveling the score at 4-4.