Serena, Venus Williams braced for Wimbledon final push

Serena, Venus Williams braced for Wimbledon final push

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London: Serena and Venus Williams can book places in the Wimbledon final on Thursday, seven years after they last slugged it out for a Grand Slam title.

For the first time since 2009, both sisters have made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals.

To make the dream final become a reality, defending champion Serena must beat Russian world number 50 Elena Vesnina, while world number eight Venus plays Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber.

Between 2000 and 2010, Serena and Venus won a combined nine Wimbledon titles and made a total of 14 appearances in the final, with four of those being all-Williams affairs in 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2009.

But, just when it seemed the Williams' duopoly in south-west London would never end, in 2011 Venus was struck down by illness and Serena's win over her sister at Wimbledon in 2009 remains their last title clash.

Now, at an age when most of he...

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