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Family final for Williams sisters

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:54

The sisters won their semi-finals in contrasting fashions, with Venus battling to a 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory over Jelena Jankovic while Serena was leading Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 0-1 when the Dane retired.

Serena is guaranteed to be world number one at the end of the season and she made it four wins out of four at the season-ending tournament in Doha.

Wozniacki has been suffering from a leg injury all week and, after giving the second seed a real battle in the first set, called it a day having broken in the opening game of the second.

Williams paid tribute to the battling qualities of her teenage opponent before turning her attentions to tomorrow’s family affair.

The pair have already met this week, with Serena saving a match point before defeating Venus in their group match.

That took the 28-year-old’s advantage in their head-to-head record to 12-10, with Serena bidding for a fourth victory in a row after also triumphing in Miami and in July’s Wimbledon final.

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