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Sisters on collision course DAVID MCCARTHY THE WILLIAMS sisters remained on collision course for what would be a stunning Wimbledon Final after sailing through their respective quarter-finals.

Serena, aiming to match Steffi Graf 's record of 22 Grand Slam wins, brushed aside Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenko 6-4 6-4, while Venus reached her first semi-final in a Major since 2010 by taking out Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 6-2. They were joined in the last four by Angelique Kerber, who faces Venus after she defeated Simona Halep 7-5 7-6, and unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina, who took out Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-2. Venus, who has been ravaged by illness and injury over the past six years, has been delighted with her renaissance at the age of 36 and is taking nothing for granted against Kerber.

She said: "The road to this point has taken six years.

"They go by fast thankfully. You just have to keep working until things fall into place."

Serena will be a massive favourite against Vesnina. She said: "I am excited to be able to win and get through.

"It will be great if we are both in the final. Venus is such a tough opponent and I want her to win so bad."


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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jul 6, 2016
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