Venus Williams has advanced to the semifinals at the All England Club by beating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 6-2 on No. 1 Court. The five-time champions, Williams won her first Wimbledon title in 2000, and then added others in 2001, '05, '07 and '08.
She then reached the final in 2009, and the quarterfinals in 2010, but has struggled to go deep into the second week in recent years.
Williams will next face Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber.