Serena Williams and Venus Williams are set to face off in the Rogers Cup semifinals on Saturday, August 9.
The Williams’ sisters haven’t played each other since last year. Before that match at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, which Serena won easily in two sets, they hadn’t played since 2009.
The sisters have played over a dozen times over the years, meeting frequently in 2002, 2008, and 2009 in particular. Serena boasts the better H2H record, winning 14 times while Venus has won 10 times. Venus won the first three matches between the sisters, starting at the Australian Open in 1998, and five out of the first six, before Serena began gaining the upper hand at the NASDAQ-100 Open in 2002.
Venus hasn’t beaten her younger sister since the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships in February 2009.
Venus, 34, doesn’t often make it this far in tournaments anymore, although she ended her title drought at the Dubai Tennis Championships earlier this year. She is ranked No. 26 in the world while Serena, 32 years old, is ranked No. 1.
Venus Williams celebrates her victory over Carla Suarez Navarro from Spain at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 in in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
Serena Williams returns to Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
Serena Williams celebrates a point against Caroline Wozniacki, from Denmark, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Montreal. Williams defeated Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
The time for the sisters game hasn’t been announced yet, but it will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States. The broadcaster for Canada will likely be SportsNet and RDS.
The sisters advanced to their 25th career meeting Friday, both rallying to win their quarterfinal matches in the hard-court event. Serena beat Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Venus topped Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Serena, the defending champion and world’s top-ranked player, extended her Rogers Cup winning streak to 14 matches after victories at the 2011 and 2013 events in Toronto. She skipped the 2012 tournament.
In the other quarterfinals, Agnieszka Radwanska faced Victoria Azarenka, and qualifier Coco Vanderweghe played Ekaterina Makarova.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.