VENUS won yesterday, as she has three of the previous four tournament meetings between the Williams sisters who are transforming women's tennis. It was anti-climax, hardly the best play of either this week at Wimbledon.
Serena, 18 and the one with a grand slam title, played the little sister and lost again to her doubles partner. Now Venus, a mature 20, has a shot in the final tomorrow.
Don't take it for granted. There's the hurdle of Lindsay Davenport, the defending champion, another six-foot Californian, a seasoned old 24, to overcome.