3 Jul 2009

Sisters to meet in Wimbledon final again

4:35 pm on 3 July 2009

Venus and Serena Williams have qualified for a fourth family tennis final in the women's singles at Wimbledon.

Venus's place in an eighth Wimbledon final was never in doubt as she dispatched world number one Dinara Safina 6-1 6-0 in 51 minutes on Thursday.

But her younger sister's match with Elena Dementieva lasted three sets and two hours 48 minutes before Serena won 6-7 (4-7) 7-5 8-6.

The match was the longest women's semi-final in recent Wimbledon history.

The pair will meet on Saturday in their fourth Wimbledon final when Venus will seek her sixth title and Serena her third.