Venus Williams bests sister Serena to reach Rogers Cup final

Venus Williams (USA) (right) hugs Serena Williams (USA) (left) after winning their match on day six...

Venus Williams (USA) (right) hugs Serena Williams (USA) (left) after winning their match on day six of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium on Aug 9, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports)

Dave Kaufman, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:25 PM ET

MONTREAL - On a beautiful afternoon, an energized crowd at the Uniprix Stadium watched No. 1 seed Serena Williams lose to her older sister, 26th ranked Venus Williams, Saturday in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup.

Venus won the match 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3.

It was the 25th meeting between the sisters, who have been the most recognizable faces of women’s tennis for nearly twenty years.

Down 3-1 in the 1st set with everything going Venus’ way, Serena dug deep with back-to-back aces to show why she is the world’s top player, quickly gaining a 4-3 lead. The sisters continued to battle back and forth, thrilling the crowd with fast-paced rallies, and ended up in a 6-6 tie. Serena won the tiebreak 7-2, and the first set 7-6 in 55 minutes.

Serena said that she “started to just stay focused and not make as many errors,” and that she “was serving well in the first set. That was really able to help me to be able to come through.”


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