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Venus reach Miami Open quarters

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 12:00 AM
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A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) yesterday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals.

Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title here came in 2001. She's into the quarter-finals at the tournament for the first time since 2012.

Williams could meet her sister Serena in the final. Serena, who has won the tournament a record seven times, defeated 2006 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-3.

Venus Williams swung with her typical aggressiveness from the baseline, hitting 40 winners to nine for her fourth-seeded opponent. Williams also won 14 points at the net.

She improved to 7-0 against Wozniacki and is 4-0 this year against top-10 opponents.