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Wimbledon: Venus Williams ends Jelena Ostapenko streak for 10th semifinal

Wimbledon (CNN)If these are arguably some of the worst times personally for Venus Williams, the US tennis star’s professional career is enjoying a late blooming.

Williams has talked about feeling “devastated” after her involvement in a car accident that led to the death of a 78-year-old man last month.

But at Wimbledon, Williams continues to thrive as she eased into a 10th semifinal at the All England Club.
Her serve and athleticism were there for all to see Tuesday as she beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 under the Centre Court roof in her 100th Wimbledon encounter to end the feisty French Open champion’s 11-match winning streak at grand slams.

Williams has now reached two grand slam semifinals in a season for the first time since 2007, having finished runner-up to younger sister Serena — who is pregnant and due to give birth next month — at the Australian Open in January.

“I love this game,” Williams told reporters. “That’s why I put in the effort and the time. It’s a beautiful game. It’s been so good to me.”

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Wimbledon: Venus Williams ends Jelena Ostapenko streak for 10th semifinal
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