Venus Williams has gone from spectacular to spectator, as there won’t be a Williams-versus-Williams final at Wimbledon this year.
Serena Williams did her part, dispatching Russia’s Elena Vesnina in just 49 minutes, 6-2, 6-0, the quickest match in the history of the women’s singles semifinal.
“You have to admit, she was just better,” said Vesnina, who was more matter-of-fact than deeply disappointed. “She was stronger, faster. I couldn’t do anything today.”
But Williams’ older sister, Venus, one of the feel-good stories of the tournament, didn’t fare as well. On the Centre Court match that followed, she lost to...