Venus wins again, reaches 4th round at Wimbledon

By the Associated Press | June 24, 2011 | 11:29 AM EDT

Venus Williams of the US returns a forehand shot to Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez during their match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Five-time champion Venus Williams has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon, beating Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-0, 6-2 Friday.

The 23rd-seeded Williams improved her record to 71-9 at the All England Club on Friday. Only Martina Navratilova (120), Chris Evert (96) and Steffi Graf (74) have more wins at Wimbleon than the American.

Williams last won the Wimbledon title in 2008, but she lost to sister Serena in the 2009 final.