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Serena And Venus Inch Closer To An All-Williams Wimbledon Final

The 2016 Wimbledon tournament is giving tennis fans a bit of nostalgia as Serena and Venus Williams dominate opponents, advance to the semi-finals and set up for an all-Williams final.

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Venus is back in the final 4 at Wimbledon for the first time in seven years and back in the semi-finals for the first time with her sister since the 2010 U.S. Open. The 36-year-old defeated Yaroslava Shvedova 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 on Tuesday (July 5) and become the oldest semifinalist at a Grand Slam since a 37-year-old Martina Navratilova competed at the All-England Club in 1994.

It’s been a long road back to greatness for Venus as she continues to battle Sjogren’s Syndrome, which causes extreme fatigue and weakness of joints. Since her diagnosis in 2011 and change in diet, the tennis champion has been able to manage the incurable disease. This year, Venus looks to grab her sixth Wimbledon singles title and match her sister’s count.

Serena continues to overpower her competition. After taking down Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 6-4, the tennis titan will be joining her sister in the semifinals. In Thursday’s (July 7) semis, Serena will play Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Venus will take on Germany’s Angelique Kerber.

When asked about a potential family affair in the final, Serena replied, “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.”

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Make sure to catch the action tomorrow over on ESPN (July 7).

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