Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Victory with a vengeance for Venus, Vandeweghe

Victory with a vengeance for Venus, Vandeweghe

Venus Williams has reached her 21st Grand Slam semifinal, her first at the Australian Open in 14 years. 

CoCo Vandeweghe advanced to her first major semifinal, anywhere, beating Grand Slam winners in back-to-back rounds. The one sure outcome when they meet this week will be an American in the final at Melbourne Park. 

The 36-year-old Williams beat No. 24-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-4, 7-6 (3), Tuesday, becoming the oldest player to reach the Australian Open women's semifinals in the Open era. 

She'll be meeting a confident Vandeweghe, who dictated play against French Open champion Garbine Muguruza in a 6-4, 6-0 quarterfinal...

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