Silicon Valley Classic: Venus Williams beats Heather Watson to enter quarter-finals

WION Web Team
Los Angeles, CA, USA Published: Aug 03, 2018, 12:36 PM(IST)

Venus Williams reacts after winning the match. Photograph:( Twitter )

Venus Williams defeated Britain's Heather Watson 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 to enter the quarter-finals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, California.

Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus is now the highest-ranking player left in the competition.

"It was a tough match and she played incredible. There were times where I had no answers," said Williams after winning the match.

She also added that her aim was to "control the points and enjoy the battle."

"It worked out, thankfully," Williams concluded.

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Third-seeded Williams will play Maria Sakkari of Greece in the quarter-finals.

The event is a ladies-only competition, including singles and doubles, with total prize money of $799,280.

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