San Jose PHOTOS: Venus, Sakkari, Tomljanovic, Buzarnescu round out quarterfinals


As defending champion Madison Keys joined Garbine Muguruza on the list of withdrawals, Venus Williams is the highest seed left in the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic draw and the third-seeded American completed the quarterfinal lineup by beating British Heather Watson 6-4 4-6 6-0 in the second round on Thursday. Williams’ next opponent will be Maria Sakkari of Greece, who played the only straight-setter of the day, winning 11 consecutive games to defeat Hungarian Timea Babos 6-0 6-1.

Romanian fifth seed Mihaela Buzarnescu reached her seventh quarterfinal of the season by ending the run of young American qualifier Amanda Anisimova 7-5 2-6 6-1. Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic made the final eight with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over lucky loser Magdalena Frech of Poland.

Our photographer Jimmie48 covered all these four second-round matches on Thursday. Enjoy the photo gallery!


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