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Australian Open: Venus Williams beats Barthel to reach ninth quarter-final

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Venus Williams saw off Germanys Mona Barthel to reach the ninth Australi Open quarter-final of her profession, where she will play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

The previous world No1 Venus Williams continued her great Australian Open as she beat Germanys Mona Barthel in straight sets to reach the last 8 for the ninth time in her profession.

Barthel, the German qualifier, offered a stern test for Williams on Rod Laver Arena however the American 13th seed maintained her record of not having actually dropped an embeded in the competition, ultimately winning 6-3, 7-5.

This is exactly what you do all the effort in the off-season for. Its fantastic to be in a chance to advance even further. I enjoy it. Its such a true blessing, stated Williams.

I believe I was born to play this video game, I actually do. Ive been blessed enough to do something I enjoy and I believe this was my calling since I grew so high and so huge and I can cover the court and struck it hard. I was indicated to do this.

Williams will deal with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova after the Russian saw off her eighth-seeded compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-3 in her fourth-round match.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jan/22/australian-open-venus-williams-beats-barthel-to-reach-ninth-quarter-final