Svitolina Triumphs over 43-Year-Old Venus Williams, Advances to Wimbledon Second Round

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Svitolina Triumphs over 43-Year-Old Venus Williams, Advances to Wimbledon's Second Round

Svitolina Defeats 43-Year-Old Venus Williams and Advances to the Second Round of Wimbledon

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina has reached the second round of the Wimbledon tournament. In the first round, Svitolina defeated six-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams of the United States with a score of 6-4, 6-3. The match lasted for 1 hour and 31 minutes. Both players received wild card invitations from the Wimbledon organizers.

In the next round of the season's third Grand Slam tournament, Svitolina will face Belgian player Elise Mertens, who defeated Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 in 1 hour and 34 minutes in the first round.

Venus Williams, aged 43, is the older sister of 23-time Grand Slam tournament winner Serena Williams. She has won seven titles in this category and has a total of 49 singles titles to her name.

In another first-round match, Swiss player Belinda Bencic (seeded 14th) defeated British player Katie Swan 7-5, 6-2.

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