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Serena Williams will face Angelique Kerber, not sister Venus, in Wimbledon final

Serena Williams will face Angelique Kerber, not sister Venus, in Wimbledon final

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...

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