Venus Williams Wimbledon 2017

Social Slice: British bliss; happy birthday Venus Williams

For Social Slice today, Britons thrive at Queen’s Club and happy birthday to Venus Williams! 

For the first time since 2016, two British players are through to the quarter-finals at Queen’s.

Cameron Norrie put on an impressive display against Aslan Karatsev, while the fairytale run for 19-year-old Jack Draper continued against Alexander Bublik.

Moving to the women’s game, a veteran of the WTA tour celebrates her birthday today. Seven-time Slam singles champion and 14-time Slam doubles champion Venus Williams turns 41 today after receiving a wildcard to compete in her 23rd Wimbledon.

A number of tributes went up on social media, including this correction from a sports anchor to a radio station who made a slight blunder regarding the superstars career accolades.