Venus Williams’ loss means no all-Williams Wimbledon final

Serena Williams, above, needed only 49 minutes to eliminate Elena Vesnina of Russia on Thursday in the Wimbledon semifinals. Credit Toby Melville/Reuters

Venus Williams lost 6-4, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals to fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber on Thursday, missing out on a chance to play her sister, No. 1 ranked Serena Williams, in the finals. Serena Williams earned a shot at the title by demolishing 50th ranked Russian player Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday. Venus Williams’ loss came in her first appearance in a Grand Slam semifinal in six years. Also on Thursday, the Williams sisters advanced to the women’s doubles semifinals by beating Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2.

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