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Wimbledon 2016: Time, TV schedule, live streaming for Thursday's matches

The Williams sisters can both advance to the Wimbledon finals on Thursday.

Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday, the women's semifinals will be held at Wimbledon, and everybody is excited about the prospect of another finals matchup between the Williams sisters. Thursday will see top seed Serena Williams face unseeded Elena Vesnina in one half of the bracket, while No. 4 seed Angelique Kerber takes on No. 8 seed Venus Williams in the other half.

The matches will both be broadcast live on ESPN from Centre Court, with play on the court beginning at 8 a.m. ET. Vesnina vs. Serena will be the first match, with Kerber vs. Venus to follow. A live stream of both matches will also be available via WatchESPN beginning at 8 a.m.

Serena is shooting for her 22nd Grand Slam singles title, which would tie Steffi Graf for the most of any woman in the Open Era. She has come up short on her 22nd title over the past three Grand Slam tournaments, most recently losing in the finals of the French Open to Garbine Muguruza. Williams caught a break when Muguruza and Agnieszka Radwanska, the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds at Wimbledon, were eliminated earlier in the tournament.

Venus, who has won five titles at Wimbledon, last made the semifinals back in 2009. She's been something of an afterthought in recent years, despite her historical dominance on Wimbledon's grass courts. She'll have her hands full with Kerber, though.

The two have met five times over the years, with Kerber winning three of those matches. Williams has won the most recent outing, at the Canadian Masters in 2014. Kerber took their only meeting on grass, back at the Olympics in 2012.

The men's doubles semifinals and women's doubles quarterfinals will also be held on Thursday. Play on those outer courts will also be available via live stream, with a link below.

Coverage for Thursday's matches at Wimbledon

Events: Women's semifinals
Location: All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, UK
Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
Streaming: WatchESPN

Women's Singles Semifinals

No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Elena Vesnina
No. 4 Angelique Kerber vs. Venus Williams