For the second year in a row the mighty Williams sisters will face each other in the final of Wimbledon.
Serena Williams won the longest women’s semifinal at Wimbledon in the era of Open tennis and got one step away from getting another make-up holder (she stores her make-up brushes in her numerous trophies). However, that one step is a huge one. Even though two-time Wimbledon champion Serena will be playing her fifth Wimbledon final, her sister Venus has won the prestigious title as much as five times, having played the final seven times so far, and is twice defending champion this year.
Second seed Serena was one point from losing to fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva of Russia, but as always with Serena, it’s never over till it’s over, and the American won the women’s match of Wimbledon 2009 6-7(4) 7-5 8-6. Williams was down 4-5, 30-40 in the final set, before she leveled at 5-5. In the 13th game she broke Dementieva and then held on to her own serve to win in 2 hours and 49 minutes.
In the other semifinal, fourth seed Venus Williams comfortably defeated top seed and world No.1 Dinara Safina of Russia 6-1 6-0 in only 51 minutes.
Serena and Venus Williams have combined for seven of the last nine Wimbledon titles. Impressive! (photos courtesy of Life)