Venus Williams didn’t just turn away her quarterfinal opponent Tuesday, she turned back the clock.
In a nostalgia-stirring performance, the five-time Wimbledon winner secured a spot in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in six years by beating Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova, 7-6 (5), 6-2.
Williams, 36, also kept alive the prospect of playing her younger sister, Serena, in what would be a captivating final. Serena, 34, the defending champion and holder of six Wimbledon titles, advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
The four men’s quarterfinals are Wednesday. Seven-time...