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Serena Williams' Nipples Cause A Stir At Wimbledon

Russia's Elena Vesnina returns to Serena Williams during their semi-final on the eleventh day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon southwest Lon Serena Williams' Nipples Cause A Stir At Wimbledon
Kristopher Love | 08 July, 2016, 02:42

Venus Williams proved age is no barrier in her remarkable run to the Wimbledon singles semi-finals but clinical Angelique Kerber put paid to the seven-time grand slam champion's hopes of facing sister Serena in Saturday's final.

Germany's Angelique Kerber beat Venus Williams on Thursday, 6-4, 6-4, to set up a second Grand Slam final against Serena Williams this year.

Serena, playing in her 32nd Grand Slam semi-final, blasted last-four debutant Vesnina off the sun-kissed Centre Court in front of Prince William's wife Kate watching from up in the Royal Box.

Williams romped to her ninth Wimbledon final, ruthlessly dispatching a 29-year-old who before this week had never got past the fourth round in singles at a slam.

Unable to replicate the sort of turn-back-time performance that carried her to the semifinals at the All England Club, Venus was broken in her first four service games.

As Williams won a fifth straight game in the second set, her dominance was reflected in the statistic with Vesnina winning just five points in the second set.

Things then went with serve for Serena from there as she clinched the set 6-2, converting her first set point with an ace down the line.

United States player Serena Williams wins a point against Russia's Elena Vesnina during their women's semi-final match on the eleventh day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London.

On a potential finals match against her sister, Serena said, "We're happy to be in the semi-finals". She was one of the best players in the world.

"It's weird, I can't believe I'm in the finals again", the six-time champion said.

The final should be a good one.

Murray followed Federer onto Wimbledons famous showcourt and treated the crowd to another thriller as he squandered a two-set lead before storming to a 7-6 (12/10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 win against French 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The grind of the tournament finally caught up to the 36-year-old Venus, who struggled with her movement and control on the court.

And the case will be even stronger if she can do what she couldn't in Melbourne: solve Kerber's left-handed game.

"Like I say, I've been working at this since I was three years old".

"It's never easy out there", Williams said in an interview with the BBC after leaving Centre Court.

Kerber, 28, stunned Serena to win her maiden Grand Slam crown in the Australian Open final in January.

"Well, I would like to see people, the public, the press, other athletes in general, just realize and respect women for who they are and what we are and we do", Williams said. Venus, however, lost her semifinal match to Angelique Kerber.

"Venus won so many times here and was playing really well".

It was the shortest semifinal match in the tournament in 17 years, with Vesnina saying afterward that, "I felt like I had no chance today".

As for Vesnina's inability to mount a meaningful resistance, Williams was gracious enough to insist she had not been able to take the threat posed by the Russian lightly.

Serena is scheduled to face Russian Elena Vesnina next.