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Third seed Venus Williams booked her place in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon today after Serbian 13th seed Ana Ivanovic retired injured in their fourth-round clash.

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For the last 12 months Ana Ivanovic has been the great under-achiever of women's tennis. When she won the French Open last June the Serb appeared best placed to fill the void left by the retirement of Justine Henin, but after a year in which she has changed coaches, struggled with injury and suffered a series of embarrassing early losses in Grand Slam tournaments, she is down to No 12 in the world rankings.

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The Williams sisters are often criticised for their failings away from the Grand Slam events, but nobody can argue with their records at the majors. They have 17 singles and eight doubles titles between them, while Venus has missed only four Grand Slam tournaments since making her debut at Roland Garros 12 years ago.

Wimbledon women's round-up: Venus blasts through as Safina grinds out victory

Venus Williams hurdled the first obstacle between her and a third successive singles title without undue difficulty yesterday, while top seed Dinara Safina had a trickier time overcoming the doughty Lourdes Dominguez Lino, from Spain, to join the older Williams sister in the second round.

Wimbledon in Brief: Hungry Venus thinks striking gold at 2012 Olympics is capital idea

Venus Williams plans to play until at least the 2012 Olympics. Having watched rivals like Justine Henin take early retirement at the top of their games, the 29-year-old American is still hungry for success after contesting seven of the nine finals at the All England Club since the turn of the millennium. "I want to play the [2012] Olympics here," she said, referring to the tennis event which will be held at Wimbledon. "It's really not that far off. It's just, what, three years. So I definitely would love to be playing the Olympics here and representing [the US], going for more golds."

Serena Williams: Shout to the top

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Venus Williams: 'I just adore this place'

When Venus Williams was growing up in Los Angeles, she dreamt of winning Wimbledon. The champion tells Paul Newman why she loves the romance of SW19

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon guide

One of the world's great tennis coaches, Nick has guided many players to the top – including the Williams sisters, Andre Agassi, Monica Seles and Maria Sharapova. Read his Wimbledon Dossier every day, only in The Independent

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Venus stunned by Suarez Navarro

Venus Williams today become the first high-profile casualty at the Australian Open after being downed 2-6 6-3 7-5 by Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, a played ranked 40 places below her.

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