Williams sisters edge closer to final clash

Updated: February 20, 2014

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Serena and Venus Williams edged closer to a final clash when they advanced into the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

The sisters have met on 24 occasions with Serena winning 14 of the meetings including the last 5 however on current form Venus the 2009 and 2010 champion in Dubai looks to be approaching her best and a possible three peat in the Emirate.

Venus accounted for the inform Anna Ivanovic in stunning fashion yesterday and continued her good form today by dispatching Flavia Penetta 6/3, 7/5.

Former world number 1 and 2011 winner in Dubai Carolina Wozniacki will face Venus Williams in the semifinals following her impressive demolition of Sorana Cristea 6/1, 6/2.

Williams and Wozniacki have met on 5 previous occasions with the American winning all 5 although their last meeting was back in 2010.

Serena Williams was in particularly brutal form as she brushed aside another former world number 1 Jelena Jankovic 6/2, 6/2.

Williams semifinal opponent will be the up and coming Alize Cornet who accounted for Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets, the Spaniard showing signs of fatigue following her tough 3 set win over Kvitova yesterday.

The pair have met 4 times with Williams winning 3 and Cornet winning way back in Rome in 2008 on clay.