1 Jul 2009

Dementieva clinging to straws as all-Williams final looms

12:14 pm on 1 July 2009

Following two straight sets quarter-final demolitions, the Americans Venus and Serena Williams look set to contest another Wimbledon tennis final.

Venus will take on the top seed Dinara Safina, while Serena's set to face another Russian, the Olympic and Auckland champion Elena Dementieva.

And the fourth seed knows how difficult it is to beat either Williams sister, but says her defeat to Venus in last year's semi-final will help her.

Dementieva says both sisters seem to love playing on the surface and grass seems to love them.