July 10, 2017 / 6:02 PM / 2 months ago

Tennis-Wimbledon round-up from day seven

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) - Round-up of day seven at the Wimbledon championships on Monday:

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I have to have somebody to sit with him, because he doesn’t stay by himself. He hates it, so he starts peeing everywhere. If I were Roger Federer, I would get a private jet everywhere and travel with my dog, but it cannot happen.” - Svetlana Kuznetsova, who beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the quarter-finals, misses her dog Dulce, a cross between a Staffordshire Terrier and an American Pit Bull.

FACT OF THE DAY: Rufus, a Harris Hawk, visits the All England Club most weeks of the year to deter local pigeons from roosting in and around the grounds. Rufus flies for one hour on most mornings during the tournament before the gates open.

STATISTIC OF THE DAY: Venus Williams will face Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter-finals, marking the American’s third straight Wimbledon match against a player born in 1997, the year in which she played her first grand slam final.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Jo Durie in 1984 when she outlasted Caroline Garcia of France 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4 on Monday. (Compiled by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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