Radek Stepanek

Williams sisters close to family reunion at Wimbledon

Williams sisters close to family reunion at Wimbledon

Venus Williams didn’t just turn away her quarterfinal opponent Tuesday, she turned back the clock.

In a nostalgia-stirring performance, the five-time Wimbledon winner secured a spot in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in six years by beating Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Williams, 36, also kept alive the prospect of playing her younger sister, Serena, in what would be a captivating final. Serena, 34, the defending champion and holder of six Wimbledon titles, advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

The four men’s quarterfinals are Wednesday. Seven-time...

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