Venus Williams puts herself on course to face sister Serena in Wimbledon final

Both sisters are into the semi-finals

BY Raf Diallo 17:08 Tuesday 5 July 2016, 17:08 5 Jul 2016

Venus Williams of the U.S celebrates after beating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazahkstan in their women's singles match on day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Venus Williams has made it to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam event for the first time since 2010.

The seven-time Grand Slam winner has reached the final four in the Women's Singles at Wimbledon along with sister Serena.

Both siblings won their quarter-final matches and remain on course to meet each other in the final.

Serena continued the defence of her title with a straight sets win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, which sets-up a semi-final clash with Elena Vesnina.

Venus, who was the oldest woman in this year's draw at 36, beat Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets to advance to a last-four match-up against Germany's Angelique Kerber.

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