Seles reaches quarters

Monica Seles reached her fourth Wimbledon quarter-final by beating Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-3, 6-4 in a tight and tense Court One showdown over 1hr.15min today.

The sixth seed, who reached the 1992 final in which she was defeated by Steffi Graf, secured victory after her Spanish opponent saved three match points.

Ninth seed Sanchez-Vicario, a finalist in 1995 and 1996, had been beaten by the American 18 times in their previous 21 meetings.

But the duo’s first Wimbledon clash produced no change of luck for the 28-year-old despite battling Sanchez-Vicario offering tough resistance as the match, halted for rain with Seles one set up, finished in light drizzle.