Venus Williams has been nearly as dominant as Serena Williams when it comes to The Championships at Wimbledon. She gets overlooked when compared with her sister, who is without a doubt the most dominant player in tennis today. But Venus has seven Grand Slam singles titles of her own, including five of them at Wimbledon.
Serena has won six at Wimbledon, but a potential finals matchup between the two is every bit as exciting in 2016 as it was years ago. Both will compete in semifinal matchups on Thursday, with Serena taking on unseeded Elena Vesnina. Serena is expected to win her match, but Venus will have a tougher go at this with No. 4 seed Angelique Kerber set to be her opponent.
Kerber is playing in her second Wimbledon semifinal, and is riding high after capturing her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open earlier in 2016. Kerber took down Venus' sister in the finals of that Australian Open. She managed to ascend to the No. 2 ranked player in the world, but fell to fourth place after Garbine Muguruza won the French Open and when Agnieszka Radwanska also passed her.
Kerber and Venus have faced each other five times in the past, with the most recent match being at the 2014 Canadian Masters, where Venus won in the Round of 16. That was on a hard court, with Kerber owning the win in the only match the two have played on a grass court, at the 2012 Olympics. Kerber has won three of the five matches the two have played. Venus took the first one in 2009 and the most recent one.
Venus hasn't enjoyed as much success in recent years, last making the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2009. But she's looking great and the match with Kerber should be just as good as whatever finals matchup emerges from the semifinals.
Thursday's matches will begin at 8 a.m. ET on Centre Court, with ESPN carrying television coverage. Serena and Vesnina will play each other first, with Venus and Kerber to face off on the same court once they're finished. A live stream of the matches will be available via WatchESPN, with links to said stream 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