Wimbledon: Williams Sisters Make It To Semifinals

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Five-time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams made it to her first semifinals since 2009. She beat Kazakhstan’s Yaroslav Shvedova to reach the last four.

Venus Williams Qualifies For Her First Wimbledon Quarterfinals Since 2010

Eight seed Venus Williams, 36, who is the oldest Grand Slam semifinalist in the last 22 years, beat the unseeded Kazakhstan 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.

An all-williams final is looking likely, after top seed Serena, beat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-4.

In Thursday’s semis, Serena will play Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Venus will take on Germany’s Angelique Kerber.

“We don’t really talk too much about it but we are playing doubles later, so we are just happy to be in the semi-finals,” Serena told BBC Sport.

Asked about a potential final meeting, she added: “It will be great. Venus is such a tough opponent I want her to win so bad – not in the final if I am there, but if I’m not, I do.”

Kerber, the fourth seed, beat Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep 7-5 7-6 (7-2) in the opening match on Centre Court.

Unseeded Russian Vesnina thrashed Slovakian 19th seed Cibulkova 6-2 6-2 in the remaining quarter-final on court one.



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