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Venus Williams reaches Wimbledon semis

Venus: She's got it, still. Credit: PA

Venus Williams rolled back the years to reach her first grand slam semi-final since 2010 as the American beat Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova at Wimbledon.

Williams, who turned 36 last month, is the oldest woman competing at the All England Club but her recent resurgence continued on Centre Court with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 victory.

The five-time Wimbledon champion has not made the last four at a major tournament since the US Open six years ago and she will now face Germany's Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber for a place in the final.


Andy Murray to play in Davis Cup quarter-final against Serbia

Andy Murray is leading GB's attempt to retain the Davis Cup. Credit: PA

Andy Murray will spearhead holders Great Britain's bid to reach the Davis Cup semi-finals next week.

The Wimbledon title favourite has confirmed his availability for the last-eight tie against Serbia in Belgrade, which world number one Novak Djokovic has chosen to miss.

The Lawn Tennis Association named Murray in a squad that also contains Kyle Edmund, Jamie Murray, Dan Evans and Dominic Inglot, for the three-day tie beginning on Friday 15th July.

Great Britain's Davis Cup captain Leon Smith said: "In making himself available for the tie, Andy has once again shown incredible commitment to his country and his proven Davis Cup record is second to none."

Wimbledon Middle Sunday tickets sell out in minutes

Wimbledon fans queue. Credit: PA

Thousands of tickets for Wimbledon's People's Sunday sold out in just 27 minutes.

For only the fourth time in its 139-year history there were be play on the middle Sunday of the tournament after rain disrupted the tennis championship's scheduling leaving a backlog of matches.

Tickets cost up to £70 and sold out with fans not knowing who they can expect to see play.

The 10,000 Centre Court tickets at the top price, 8,000 £40 tickets for Court One, and 4,000 ground passes at £20 went on sale at 3pm.

Many fans were left empty handed though, with 111,000 queuing for the 22,000 tickets which were sold at a rate of 815 per minute.

More upset than the empty-handed fans was defending champion Novak Djokovic, who was knocked out by American Sam Querrey.


Rain-hit Wimbledon to play tennis on middle Sunday

Wimbledon has announced it will schedule play on the tournament's middle Sunday for the first time since 2004 after rain delayed the match schedule.

The tournament tweeted confirmation of the extra day's play - also known as 'People's Sunday' - which will see tickets sold to the public online.

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