Venus Williams, Serena Williams to meet in Charleston semi-finals

Venus, Serena to meet in Charleston semis
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Venus Williams sets up a semi-final encounter with sister Serena at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.

Venus and Serena Williams will meet in the semi-finals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston following their respective quarter-final victories on Friday.

It will be the 24th time that the sisters have played each other in singles competition, with world number one Serena currently leading their head-to-head record 13-10.

Venus defeated fellow American Madison Keys 6-4 6-4 in her quarter-final tie, while Serena saw off Lucie Safarova 6-4 6-1.

The pair's last encounter came in 2009 when Serena defeated her elder sibling in straight sets to win the WTA end-of-season championships in Doha.

Serena Williams celebrates her second round win on January 17, 2013
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