Serena Williams beats sister Venus in Charleston semis

  • World number one Serena Williams comprehensively beat her older sister Venus in the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup with a 6-1, 6-2 victory on Saturday.

    The faceoff was the sisters’ first since 2009 and lasted less than an hour.

    The Williams sisters last played each other in the final at the WTA Championships in Qatar.

    Serena posted a 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win in that match.

    Her triumph on Saturday now gives her a 14-10 mark against Venus.

    Serena is to play Jelena Jankovic of Serbia later today in the final.