Williams Sisters Set For War At Wimbledon

Tennis titans Serena and Venus Williams clash in the Wimbledon last 16 on Monday, while Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki will fancy their title chances as two of the four top 10 players still standing.

The 26th clash between the Williams sisters, who have won the Wimbledon title five times each over the last 15 years, will be the first at the All England Club since the 2009 final.

And with either world number one Serena or 16th-seeded Venus certain to fall, the second week at Wimbledon is looking appetising for the other silverware contenders in southwest London.

Serena, Sharapova, Wozniacki and Lucie Safarova are the only top 10 seeds remaining in the draw after defending champion Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Ana Ivanovic, Ekaterina Makarova, Carla Suarez Navarro and Angelique Kerber all failed to get past the first week.

While one of the Williams sisters could face Sharapova or Safarova in the semi-finals, both face unseeded opposition on Monday. Wozniacki cannot meet any of them before the final and only has lower-ranked players in her way.

Venus said she and her 33-year-old sister knew each other’s game inside out. “There’s no easy points against Serena,” the 35-year-old said.


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