She’s 35 and she’s still winning matches. After beating Agnieszka Radwanska yesterday, Venus Williams continued to impress beating Julia Georges 64, 63 in the second round at Wuhan.
The win was extra special because it was Venus’s 700th career match victory, putting her in an elite club.
700 Or More Match Wins On The WTA
Martina Navratilova – 1442
Chris Evert – 1309
Steffi Graf – 902
Virginia Wade – 839
Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario – 759
Lindsay Davenport – 753
Conchita Martínez – 739
Serena Williams – 737
Venus Williams – 700
“I’m glad nobody told me before – I would have been a little bit nervous,” Venus said. “It was a good match, a quality player. I had never played her before, so that was also an experience in itself.
“I was thinking, ‘How long would it take me to get to 800 now?’ Maybe that was my first thought!” she added. “But it’s been a great 700 wins along the way.”
A 14-year-old Venus won her first career match about 21 years ago when she beat Shaun Stafford in the late October Oakland event in 1994!
Little sister Serena still leads by 37 matches after she reached 700 earlier this year beating another German Sabine Lisicki in Miami. But Venus will have a chance to add to her total against Carla Suarez Navarro in the next round.
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