Williams sisters pre-decide who between them will win tennis finals: DementievaJuly 4th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): Russian tennis player Elena Dementieva is convinced that the Williams family have agreements over who would win when Serena and Venus play each other.
Though the family has always denied it, Dementieva, looking ahead to tomorrow’s all-Williams final, said: “For sure it’s going to be a family decision.”
The Women’s Tennis Association later issued a statement by Dementieva attempting to clarify her comments, but the damage was done.
The third sister showdown final at Wimbledon was confirmed when Serena overcame China’s Zheng Jie 6-2, 7-6, Venus having beaten Dementieva 6-1, 7-6 earlier in the afternoon.
According to The Independent, the final line-up ensures an extension of the sisters’ remarkable domination here, Venus having won four of the last eight All England Club championships and Serena two.
Serena, 26, has won eight of their previous 15 meetings, including seven of the last nine. They have met only three times since 2003, with Serena’s three-set victory in Bangalore in March their first meeting for three years.
Since their 2001 US Open final, which Venus won in straight sets, Serena has won all five of their meetings in Grand Slam finals, including Wimbledon in 2002 and 2003. (ANI)
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