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Venus Williams back in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon

Venus Williams has gotten this far before. Many times, in fact.

It's just been a while.

The five-time Wimbledon champion will be playing in the quarterfinals at the All England Club for the 12th time in her career, but the first time since 2010.

"Yeah, it's been a few years. Missed a year or two," said Williams, who has been slowed in recent years by Sjogren's syndrome, a condition that can cause joint pain and saps energy. "But I've been here before. I'm not, like, a deer in the headlights."

The eighth-seeded Williams will take on Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, a player she has never faced.

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