Venus Williams beaten by Yulia Putintseva at Volvo Car Open

Former world number one Venus Williams’ attempt to win her 50th WTA title at the Volvo Car Open ended when she lost to Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva.

The 35-year-old American lost 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 6-4 in the last 16 in Charleston.

Putintseva’s victory over the third seed, who is seventh on the WTA’s all-time wins list, set up a quarter-final with Italy’s Sara Errani.

It was the first time the 21-year-old had beaten Williams in four career meetings.

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