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By Tom Allnutt

Published 06/07/2016

Double delight: Serena (right) and Venus Williams followed singles quarter-final success with a doubles victory at Wimbledon last night
Double delight: Serena (right) and Venus Williams followed singles quarter-final success with a doubles victory at Wimbledon last night

Serena and Venus Williams celebrated a doubles victory at Wimbledon last night (right) after closing in on another family singles final as the sisters earlier cruised through to the last four.

The most famous siblings in tennis last met in a major final here in 2009 and stand one win each away from a reunion after Venus beat Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova and Serena overcame Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Venus' run is the more surprising. Her most recent grand slam semi-final came at the US Open six years ago, but the American continued her recent resurgence with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-2 victory on Court One.

The 36-year-old is the oldest woman competing in singles at this year's championships and she will next face Germany's Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, with the target an appearance in a 15th major final.

"I love playing the game. I always have of course and when you're winning matches it makes it that much sweeter," Venus said.

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