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Serena gives Venus a lesson, three Americans in Wimbledon Quarter-finals

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Serena Williams stayed on course to winning the 'Calendar Grand Slam' by booking her place in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with a routine 6-4, 6-3 against big sister Venus, also a five time champion here at SW19.

Venus was competitive for brief spells in the contest, but a break of serve in the fifth game of the opening set was enough for Serena to serve out rather comfortably, and a break in the 7th game of the second put the younger Williams in the drivers' seat. Serena broke serve once more for good measure when Venus served to stay in the match in the 9th game, and in a little over an hour, the battle between perhaps the two best grass court players of their generation was over.

Serena told BBC TV after the match, "It's never easy to play someone you love and care about, but you just have to stay focused. It's hard to get excited about beating someone you root for all the time, but that's the nature of the competition."

She will next face the winner of the round of 16 clash between former world no.1 Victoria Azarenka and Swiss sensation Belinda Bencic, who have both been playing some pretty competitive tennis in recent weeks.

Also through to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time in their respective careers are Americans Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe. Keys, seeded 21, bounced back from losing the opening set to Olga Govortsova of Belarus to win in three, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, while Coco took out the French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova in two tight sets, 7-6, 7-6.