MONTREAL -- Venus Williams defeated Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 Saturday for the first win against her sister in more than five years to advance to the final of the Rogers Cup.

The 34-year-old Venus hadn't beat her 32-year-old sister in five matches going back to Dubai in 2009. Top-ranked Serena still leads the all-time series 14-11.

Unseeded Venus started with strong serving and took a 3-1 lead before Serena tied it 3-3. The younger sibling and defending champion prevailed in the tiebreaker, taking a 4-0 lead.

Venus, who dropped serve only once, served for the match at 5-3 in the third set. Venus won it with a rocket serve that Serena returned into the net. Serena had 19 aces and nine double-faults, while Venus had six aces and two doubles-faults.


Serena Williams returns to her sister Venus Williams during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal. (AP
Serena Williams returns to her sister Venus Williams during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson) ( Paul Chiasson )


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