US Open womens quarter-finals gallery
Originally published on: 26/02/10 14:50
While Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were progressing in the mens singles, arguably the biggest match of the day for the home fans at least was the Venus-Serena showdown.
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The good news for everyone was that it lived up to its billing and the sisters produced some dazzling tennis during two tie-break sets.
This time it was Serenas turn to triumph, avenging her Wimbledon final defeat at the hands of her older sister thanks to a 7-6(6), 7-6(7) scoreline.
Venus will feel the match should have been hers, though – she missed two set points to take a one-set lead and another eight in the second.
Next shell meet Russian powerhouse Dinara Safina, who outplayed and outclassed Italys surprise quarter-finalist Flavia Pennetta 6-2, 6-3.
I think we played a great match today, Serena said afterwards. I think it just boiled down to one point here and there. It could have went anywhere.
Friday’s women’s semi-finals
 Dinara Safina (Rus) V  Serena Williams (USA)
 Elena Dementieva (Rus) V  Jelena Jankovic (Ser)