Serena Williams beats Venus to advance to Wimbledon quarter-finals

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There was a sibling embrace after the two best female tennis players of their era finished their fourth round bout against each other, with younger sister Serena Williams prevailing defeating Venus in straight sets 6-4 6-3.

It took the world number 1 just one hour and eight minutes to defeat her older sister on Centre Court and now she heads into the quarter-finals only 24 hours after her last victory to take on world number 24 and two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka.

The perfect year so far for Serena who has so far claimed both major titles with the Australian and French Opens, a sixth title at SW19 will give the 33-year-old her 21st Grand Slam, leaving her only one behind Steffi Graff's record.

Serena on course to make history

The aggressive strong-serving Williams is in the form of her life, the power in both forehand, backhand, volley and return has never been matched or bettered by any female tennis player throughout her career.

The heart and passion paired with her talent is the reason the American has been so successful in her career.

Venus will be able to come again. Unfortunately she could have made it to the final had she not met her younger sister so early in the fourth round. The 35-year-old has suffered with illnesses and injuries since her last slam at SW19 in 2008 but at her best the nine-time major winner is still one of the best female players in the world.

Serena will not have had much recovery time for today's quarter-final, boasting an undefeated record in all majors this year it looks like nothing will stop her on her march to make history. 

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