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

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

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

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.

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