Venus Prevails, Will Face Henin

Will now play Justine Henin, the woman who defeated Serena yesterday
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Sep 5, 2007 10:00 PM CDT
Venus Williams of the United States returns a volley to Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Venus Williams came back from a slow start to defeat 3-seed Jelena Jankovic in the US Open quarterfinals last night. The Serb went up a set and a break but lost her momentum in the second, and ultimately falling 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 to the American superstar. Venus' sister Serena was eliminated from the tournament yesterday by Justine Henin.

Venus will now face Henin, the world #1 and last year's runner-up at Flushing Meadows, in the semifinals. In the night's other key matches, Anna Chakvetadze eliminated Shahar Peer and Svetlana Kuznetsova beat 18-year-old Agnes Szavay; Chakvetadze and Kuznetsova will now face off in the semis.