Roger Federer and Venus Williams defying age and into semis of Australian Open 2017. Venus had last reached that stage in Melbourne in 2003, back when she was 22 and she is the oldest women’s semifinalist in Australian Open history.
Venus Williams, with a wide smile on her face today, won her quarter-final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenova, in straight sets. She played her 73rd Grand Slam at the Australian Open and is yet to drop a set in Melbourne. The 36-year old is all set for an all-American semi-final against CoCo Vandeweghe, who left no stone unturned in knocking out the Spanish number 1, Garbine Mugurza, in straight sets, including a bagel.
The first quarter-final was held between Stan Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, as their first professional meeting. Wawrinka won in straight sets, while Tsonga stretched the first set to a tie-break.
To face the Swiss in the semi-final, is another Swiss, none other than Roger Federer, who defeated the only unseeded player left in the fixture, Mischa Zverev. Federer gave him no chance to break him in the entire match, except for one game in the second set. Zverev put up a fight in the second, as he held his service games till 5-5. Federer won 6-1, 7-5, 6-2. An all Swiss semi-final is also set.