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Venus Williams overcomes spirited challenge from Coco Vandeweghe in semis, sails into Australian Open final after 14 years

American Tennis Ace Venus Williams Overcame A Spirited Challenge From Fellow US Mate Coco Vandeweghe To Win Her Semifinal Encounter 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-3 And March Into The Ladies Singles Final Of The Australian Open.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 26 Jan 2017, 12:29:49 PM
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New Delhi:

American tennis ace Venus Williams overcame a spirited challenge from fellow US mate Coco Vandeweghe to win her semifinal encounter 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-3 and march into the Ladies singles final of the Australian Open.

She will now awaits the winner of the second semifinal match between her sister Serena and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

"Everyone has their moment in the sun," Williams said afterward. "Maybe mine has gone on a while. I'd like to keep that going. I've got nothing else to do."

In 2003, Venus Williams finished runner-up to Serena in the Australian Open final. It’s the first time Venus has reached a Grand Slam final since Wimbledon in 2009.

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First Published : 26 Jan 2017, 12:12:00 PM

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