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Wimbledon 2016, Day 9: Williams sisters on act as last-four spots up for grabs

Five-time champion Venus takes on Kazakhstan`s Yaroslava Shvedova after becoming the oldest Wimbledon women`s quarter-finalist for 22 years.

Wimbledon 2016, Day 9: Williams sisters on act as last-four spots up for grabs

New Delhi: Chances of Williams sisters — Venus and Serena — playing in yet another Wimbledon final have brighten with both the players playing some of the best tennis, and Day 9 will feature both the former winners in action.

All four quater-final actions will take place on Tuesday. The Williams have reigned supreme at the All England Club for over 15 years, collecting 11 titles between them and appearing in a combined 16 finals. Four of those finals have been all-Williams affairs, but the last came in 2009.

World number one Serena, with six Wimbledon crowns to her credit, will play Russian 21st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the last eight after the defending champion romped to a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Russian 13th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Five-time champion Venus takes on Kazakhstan`s Yaroslava Shvedova after becoming the oldest Wimbledon women`s quarter-finalist for 22 years.

Meanwhile, Dominika Cibulkova`s wedding on Saturday will be postponed if she defeats Russian world number 50 Elena Vesnina in the last eight.

Cibulkova is due to marry fiancé Miso Navara in her hometown of Bratislava on the same day as the women`s final.

But the Slovakian 19th seed`s 6-3, 5-7, 9-7 victory against world number three Agnieszka Radwanska has forced her to come up with an alternative arrangement.

Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber, a 6-3, 6-1 winner over Japan`s Misaki Doi, plays Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep, who reached her second Wimbledon quarter-final with a 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3 win against American ninth seed Madison Keys.

Order of play (x denotes seed):

Centre Court (1:00pm/1200 GMT)

Women`s quarter-finals

Simona Halep (ROM x5) v Angelique Kerber (GER x4)

Serena Williams (USA x1) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS x21)

Court One (1:00pm/1200 GMT)

Women`s quarter-finals

Venus Williams (USA x8) v Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x19) v Elena Vesnina (RUS)

Court Three (not before 1:00pm/1200 GMT)

To finish

Men`s 4th rd

Jiri Vesely (CZE) level with Tomas Berdych (CZE x10) 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (8/10), 7-6(11/9)

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