Venus Williams beats sister Serena to reach Rogers Cup final

Venus Williams posted her 11th career victory over younger sister Serena Williams on Saturday to advance to the final of the Rogers Cup final. After losing the first set, Venus stepped up her game in the second and third set to close out the match 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 in two hours and 1 minute.

“The level of game we played was pretty high,” Venus said. “We’re both serving well, returning well, moving well – everything is happening so well that all of our matches seem to be very competitive.”

This is Venus’s 74th career WTA final and she’s 45-28 in this stage. She’s aiming for a second title this season after winning the Premier-level Dubai Tennis Championships in February. She is also assured a return in the world’s top 20 by getting this far.

Serena Williams admitted that she wasn’t happy with her level of play but was happy on how her sister did well in the match.

“She was really opening the court well,” Serena said. “She’s such a good mover. She moves really well. I think her serve was way more consistent than mine. I had more aces, but she served better.

“Ultimately I think she returned better as well, so, yeah.”

Venus will face Agnieszka Radwanska in the title match after the latter eliminated Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.


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