Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Dominant Williams sees off Konta to reach Rome quarters

Dominant Williams sees off Konta to reach Rome quarters

Venus Williams put an end to Johanna Konta's run at the Italian Open in the Round of 16.

"It's good that I could change in the third set, and I changed exactly to what I did in the first set and that went very well for me, opening the court and just taking off a little bit the power", the Romanian said.

Fifth seed Konta had won her past three encounters with Williams, but the veteran controlled proceedings from the baseline, taking the first set in just over half an hour.

Williams, who has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, will take on Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the quarter-finals, after the 2016 French Open champion saw off Germany's Julia Gorges 7-5 6-4. "But in my last matches she just played awesome so I was just happy to get some room to breathe".

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Halep, a victor on clay at the Madrid Open on Saturday, was dominant for the most part against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova but had to regain her composure in a 6-1 4-6 6-0 success. It's so even that I felt today like if I didn't play well and concentrated, I could have easily lost this match.

Venus Williams, a 36-year-old American, and Anett Kontaveit, a 21-year-old qualifier from Estonia, provided the biggest news while advancing to the quarterfinals at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome on Thursday.

"I'm not thinking a lot about French Open".

Elsewhere Daria Gavrilova surprised seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova over three sets winning 2-6 7-5 6-4. "So I'm happy to be able to win matches here in Rome".

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