Venus Williams storms into Pan Pacific semis

Sep 27, 2013, 00:20 IST | AFP

Former World No 1 Venus Williams turned back the clock with some brutal hitting to beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 yesterday and reach the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open.

The 33-year-old American, who won the last of her seven Grand Slam singles titles in 2008, recovered from a poor second set tie-break with a series of electrifying shots and acrobatic volleys in the decider, completing victory with another ferocious forehand cross-court after a shade over three hours.

“It’s hard to believe it’s my first semi-final in Tokyo after all these years,” said Williams. 

Venus Williams
Venus Williams

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