| Twice champion Venus Williams stormed into her sixth consecutive Wimbledon quarter finals by demolishing Russiaís Vera Zvonareva 6-1, 6-3 Monday. (Reuters)
London: Australian Mark ĎScudí Philippoussis put an end to Andre Agassiís dream of winning his second Wimbledon title when he ousted the world No. 1 in the fourth round Monday. Philippoussis won 6-3, 2-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 to set up a last-eight clash with Alexander Popp of Germany.
Popp, a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon three years ago, made the most of his 35cm height advantage over Belgiumís Olivier Rochus to win 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
However, fifth seed Andy Roddick and a quartet of leading womenís contenders from the US stormed through to the quarters.
Roddick convincingly saw off 12th-seed Paradorn Srichaphan 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 after fellow Americans Serena and Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport and Jennifer Capriati had dodged the rain to reach the last eight.
Roddick, seeking his first Grand Slam title, faces unseeded Swede Jonas Bjorkman in the last eight, who beat Belarussian Max Mirnyi 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6.
The 20-year-old Roddick is still on course for a much-anticipated semi-final meeting with Swiss fourth seed Roger Federer, who beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Meanwhile, former champion Davenport swept through to a quarter final berth against Venus with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Japanís Shinobu Asagoe.
Davenportbroke serve in the opening game of the match and wrapped up the first set in 29 minutes under a brooding grey sky.
Venus, on the other hand, made her sixth consecutive quarter final demolishing Russiaís Vera Zvonareva 6-1, 6-3.
The 59-minute victory allowed Venus to avenge her fourth-round defeat to the 18-year-old at Roland Garros.
Belgian second seed Kim Clijsters put personal friendship to one side and bludgeoned doubles partner Ai Sugiyama of Japan 6-3, 6-2 en route to the quarters.
Clijsters quickly settled into her rhythm after an hourís rain delay and her crunching forehand proved too much for Sugiyama, the 13th seed.
Serena crushed 15th seed Elena Dementieva 6-2, 6-2 to reach the last eight for the fourth year in a row. The top seed and defending champion rattled off the first four games in nine devastating minutes to leave her opponent, looking shellshocked. Former world No. 1 Jennifer Capriati also powered her way into a quarter final showdown against Serena with an effortless 6-2, 6-3 win over Russian Anastasia Myskina.
Paes-Rikl in quarters
Leander Paes and David Rikl were through to the doubles quarter finals on Monday.
The fifth seeded pair overcame rain delays and a first set deficit to defeat Giovanni and Nicolas Lapentti 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in the third round.