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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.

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Federer eases way into quarter finals

Roger Federer was never in any trouble. Credit: PA

Roger Federer equalled the record for most grand slam singles wins after he beat American Steve Johnson in the Wimbledon fourth round.

Federer eased past Johnson 6-2 6-3 7-5 on Centre Court to draw level with Martina Navratilova's record of 306 victories in major competition and will stand alone if he overcomes Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.

The Swiss has also now reached the last eight 14 times at the All England Club, which levels the men's Open era record for the tournament held by Jimmy Connors.

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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.

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