Venus, Serena in Wimbledon Semis

Dementieva, wild card Zheng also advance
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 1, 2008 12:56 PM CDT
Venus Williams of the US., returns to Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn during their Women's Singles quarterfinal match on the Number One Court at Wimbledon, Tuesday, July 1, 2008.    (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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(Newser) – The Williams sisters moved closer to another Wimbledon final today, using their power tennis to cruise into the semifinals in straight sets. Defending champion and four-time winner Venus Williams beat Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-4, 6-3, and two-time champ Serena swept 19-year-old Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-0.

The Williams sisters are in opposite halves of the draw and could meet in Saturday's final. The two have played twice before in the Wimbledon final, with Serena Williams winning both in 2002 and '03. "That would be amazing if we both were in the final," seventh-seeded Venus said. "I have to take it one more step and keep playing power tennis."