6 Sep 2010

Venus through to quarters at US Open

7:42 am on 6 September 2010

Two-time champion Venus Williams came through a testing match to reach the quarter-finals of the US Tennis Open this morning beating Israel's Shahar Peer 7-6 6-3 at Flushing Meadows.

The American third seed, bidding for an eighth grand slam title, had plenty of opportunities to break in the first set but converted just two of 10 break-point chances as it went to a tiebreak.

There the power of Williams' ground strokes proved too much for Peer, who remained an obdurate opponent in the second set, which the American won with greater ease.