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Serena into ninth Wimbledon final in 49 minutes

US player Serena Williams returns to Russia’s Elena Vesnina during their women’s semi-final match on the eleventh day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK 
Six-time champion Serena Williams breezed into her ninth Wimbledon final, and a potential match-up with sister Venus, by demolishing unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina in just 49 minutes on Thursday.
The 34-year-old American, who is bidding for an Open Era record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title, strolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win over her 50th-ranked opponent.
The defending champion could face Venus in Saturday’s title match for the fifth time at Wimbledon and ninth time at all four majors.

Her 36-year-old sister faces fourth-seeded German Angelique Kerber, the Australian Open champion, in the second semi-final later Thursday.