Venus Williams Knocks Out Anett Kontaveit at US Open - NBC Bay Area

Venus Williams Knocks Out Anett Kontaveit at US Open

Williams moves closer to possible matchup with Serena

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    Venus Williams Knocks Out Anett Kontaveit at US Open
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    Venus Williams, of the United States, reacts to her coach's box after defeating Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in New York.

    Venus Williams cruised into her first U.S. Open quarterfinal since 2010.

    The seven-time major champion routed 152nd-ranked qualifier Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-1 in 50 minutes Sunday to set up a potential meeting with her sister. Serena Williams faced fellow American Madison Keys next at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

    The 19-year-old Kontaveit had played just two Grand Slam matches before this tournament, losing both, and was making her U.S. Open debut. She upset 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round.

    Kontaveit was clearly overmatched by the 35-year-old Williams. The Estonian had 21 unforced errors, including four double faults.