Venus Williams is, at 37 years old, the oldest woman to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova was the same age when she was the tournament’s runner-up in 1994.Williams beat 19-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the third round, and will face another 19-year-old on Monday with a quarterfinal berth at stake, Ana Konjuh of Croatia.The 10th-seeded Williams is a five-time champion at the All England Club.This is her first tournament since a two-car crash in Florida last month that police say she caused. A 78-year-old man in the other car died about two weeks later.
Delhi spinners Manan Sharma and Vikas Mishra took an hour to grab the remaining four wickets as the Ishant Sharma-led team beat Railways by an innings and 105 runs in their second Group A league match of the Ranji Trophy here today.With seven points including a bonus by virtue of innings victory, Delhi are now on top of Group A with 10 points from two games.Starting the final day at 157 for six, Railways were all out for 206 in their second innings as Manan (3/67 in 17 overs) and Mishra (4/37 in 19.5 overs) were the wreckers-in-chief.Manan was the ‘Man of the Match’ for his century and match-haul of 7 wickets.Brief Scores: Delhi 1st Innings 447Railways 110 and 206 in 78.5 overs (Nitin Bhille 73, Vikas Mishra 4/37, Manan Sharma 3/67, Ishant Sharma 1/34)Delhi won by an innings & 105 runs.Points: Delhi 7; Railways 0.KARNATAKA KEEP PACEKarnataka began their 2017 Ranji Trophy campaign with a bang without their big guns like Manish Pandey and K L Rahul, defeating Assam by an innings and 121 runs in the other match in Group A.With this win, Karnataka are placed second in the points table with seven points from two matches.Sent into bat, Assam were skittled out for 145 in their first innings. In reply, Karnataka declared their first innings at 469 for seven, riding high on centuries by Ravikumar Samarth and Krishnappa Gowtham.Assam did not have answers to the bowling attack of the hosts led by Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal in the first innings and Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun and Gowtham in the second.advertisementThe Assam innings folded for 203, giving Karnataka their first win of their season’s opener.Brief Scores: Assam 145 and 203 in 73.1 overs (Gokul Sharma 71, R Vinay Kumar 4/31, Krishnappa Gowtham 3/39)Karnataka 469/7 dec.Karnataka won by an innings and 121 runs.Points: Kanrataka 7; Assam 0.The last match of the group between Hyderabad and Uttar Pradesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled.Brief Scores: Hyderabad vs UP. Match abandoned without a ball being bowled. Points: Hyderabad 1 UP 1.