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Serena Williams pays tribute to "greatest competitor" Venus Williams

Serena Williams calls Venus Williams the "greatest competitor in women's tennis" after triumphing in their US Open quarter-final clash.

Serena Williams has labelled sister Venus Williams the "greatest competitor" in the game after beating her 6-2 1-6 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the US Open.

The world number one came out on top on an emotional night in New York as she continued her bid to complete a clean sweep of the Grand Slams, but she was quick to pay tribute to Venus when reflecting on the win.

"It's a really great moment," the 33-year-old told ESPN. "She's the toughest player I ever played in my life, and the best person I know. So it's going against your best friend and going against, for me, the greatest competitor in women's tennis.

"This was a big moment for Venus and I. It's a Grand Slam, so we both want to do the best that we can.

"It wasn't really easy today at all."

Serena will take on Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals.

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Serena Williams of the US gestures during her match against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia in the 2015 US Open Round 1 women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center August 31, 2015
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