Angelique Kerber opened her Beijing campaign with a win. Venus Williams, though, wasn't as fortunate.
Venus Williams saw her dream of winning a sixth Wimbledon championship shattered by Angelique Kerber. The German beat the 36-year-old in straight sets and will face Serena Williams in the final.
NICK HARRIS AT WIMBLEDON: Angelique Kerber gave German sports fans a second semi-final to relish on Thursday by beating Simona Halep to set up a last-four match against Venus Williams.
The US Open women's draw was blown wide open Friday as world number two Simona Halep, sixth seed Angelique Kerber and two-time champion Venus Williams tumbled out of the third round. Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, a former p...