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On To The Semifinals For Venus Williams

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With the recent developments at Wimbledon, it would seem like the stage is being set for an all Williams final. As earlier today five-time champion Venus Williams overpowered Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 6-2 to move on to the semifinals in royal fashion.
Williams who over powered her opponent, hitting shots from all over the court, proving that she is a stalwart on grass. Although Venus wore a brace on her left leg, she did not skip a beat, slamming over 29 winners in stark comparison of the six winners her opponent offered up.
Both players endured the red hot sun, in a match which lasted little over 60 minutes. “I can’t complain,” Williams said. “I’m in the semifinals of Wimbledon, right where I want to be. I just need to take another step forward.”
Williams raced to a 5-0 lead against Radwanska, and finished off the first set with back-to-back aces. Williams dropped only two of 18 points on serve in the set.
Radwanska managed to win the first two games of the second set, but Williams regained command and ran off six straight to finish the match, ending with a clean forehand winner.
Serena Williams, a two-time Wimbledon champion herself, was due up later on Centre Court against 19-year-old Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. The sisters have met in three Wimbledon finals, including last year, and are on course for a fourth title meeting.
“That would be fantastic,” Venus said. “That’s what Serena and I are hoping for.” Venus Williams is trying to become the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1991-93 to win three Wimbledon titles in a row.
Only once in the last nine years has there been a Wimbledon women’s final that didn’t feature at least one of the Williams sisters. The sisters were the only two Grand Slam winners left in the women’s field — Serena has 10 major titles and Venus seven.
An all Williams finals, is what the fans back home are hoping for too, so we will continue to be the cheering force behind the sisters, although deep down inside I am rooting for Venus.

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