MONTREAL: Serena and Venus Williams will clash in the semi-finals of the Montreal WTA tournament after the American sisters battled through tough three-setters in the quarterfinals on Friday (Saturday in Manila).
World number one Serena outlasted Caroline Wozniacki to clinch a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory, while Venus also came from a set down to end the run of Spanish 14th seed Carla Suarez Navarro, the third round conqueror of Maria Sharapova, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
This is the 25th meeting between the two as Serena will take a 14-10 career lead in into Saturday’s match. The 32-year-old has won their last five meetings as Venus has failed to beat her younger sister since a three-set victory in Dubai five years ago.
Despite her recent success, Serena said on Friday she dreads playing her sister.
“I definitely don’t like playing her,” said Serena, who won their most recent match 6-1, 6-2 last year in Charleston. “I think I’ve lost to her more than anyone on the tour. Definitely not a fun match.