Serena, Venus in the Wimbledon semis
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Serena, Venus in the Wimbledon semis

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Serena continues quest for historic 23rd slam title

Six-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is back in the semifinals at the All England Club.

The top-seeded American beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court to reach the semifinals for the 10th time.

Williams will next face Elena Vesnina who defeated Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets.

Vesnina , the world number 50 needed less than 80 minutes to overcome her opponent 6-2 6-2 and reach the first Grand Slam semi-final of her career.

Earlier on Tuesday, Venus Williams beat Yarsoslava Shvedova 7-6 (5), 6-2, advancing to the final four at the All England Club for the first time since 2009 and first time at any major since the 2010 U.S. Open.

Read also: Serena, Venus hit Wimbledon quarters

The two sisters could meet in the finals.

Meanwhile, Angelique Kerber has made the semi-finals of Wimbledon after recording a 7-5 7-6 win over Simona Halep on Tuesday afternoon.

The world number four, who won the Australian Open earlier this year, came through a first set which incredibly saw nine breaks of serve. The vital break came at 5-6, however, as Kerber moved into a 7-5 lead in the match.

Halep managed to survive in the second set to force a tie-break, but it was Kerber that came through 7-2.

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