Venus joins Serena in Wimbledon semis

Venus joins Serena in Wimbledon semis


Eight seed Venus Williams beat unseeded Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Wimbledon for the first time since 2009.

The 36-year old American is the oldest Grand Slam semi-finalist for 22 years but she looked far from 36 in her game against Kazakhstan’s Shvedova, as she moved up and down the court with ease.

The other Williams sister, Serena strode into the semis after beating Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-4. The likelyhood of an all-Williams final looks possible at this point but for that to happen, Serene will have to overcome Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Venus will need to defeat Germany’s Angelique Kerber.

Fourth seed, Kerber defeated Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep 7-5 7-6 (7-2) in the opening match on Centre Court while unseeded Russian Vesnina beat Slovakian 19th seed Cibulkova 6-2 6-2 in the remaining quarter-final on court one.

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