Williams sisters advance easily to Wimbledon semifinals

Par1320257Venus Williams is just two matches away from her sixth Wimbledon ladies’ singles title. But a familiar obstacle may await the two-time defending champion in Saturday’s final: her sister Serena.

Venus, the No. 3 seed who has played for the Wimbledon championship in seven of the past nine years, won 6-1, 6-2 against Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska on Tuesday to move into the semifinals, where she’ll face top-seeded Dinara Safina on Thursday.

“I would love it to be a Williams final, and so would she,” Venus told reporters after the match.

In the opposite half of the draw, second-seeded Serena routed Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-3 to book a date with fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva.


Pictured: Venus Williams of the US returns the ball to Belarus’ Tatiana Poutchek during their match at the WTA Istanbul Cup tennis tournament in Istanbul 22 May 2007. AFP PHOTO HOCINE ZAOURAR (Photo credit should read HOCINE ZAOURAR/AFP/Getty Images)