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Can Kerber stop the Williams sisters from possibly clashing in the final? Pictured: Angelique Kerber of Germany in action at Wimbledon 2016IANS

A showdown between the Williams sisters in the Wimbledon 2016 can be expected if both Serena and Venus Williams emerge as winners in their respective semifinal matches on Thursday.

While Serena plays Elena Vesnina in the first semifinal of the day in centre court, Venus takes on German's Angelique Kerber in the other semifinal match.

Getting past Kerber will not come easy for Venus in any way as the 28-year-old has had straight sets victory so far in her Wimbledon 2016 campaign. Her latest match resulted in a 7-5, 7-6(2) victory against Simona Halep in the quarterfinal of the competition.

"I'm feeling really good. I'm playing really good tennis right now," Kerber, the Australian Open 2016 champion, was quoted as saying by the official Wimbledon website. "Yeah, I think I'm playing like in Australia, like really high class tennis.

"I played against her [Venus Williams] a lot of tough matches, as well. I mean, she's always dangerous on grass, especially here in Wimbledon. She has a lot of confidence right now. She played great matches. So, you know, I'm looking forward to play against her. It's the next challenge here. It's the semis," the German added. "I will just try to playing like the last matches, being aggressive, my game."

Five-time Wimbledon winner Venus, meanwhile, is mesmerising her fans and critics with her wonderful resurgence at the age of 36. She was made to go the distance against 19-year-old Russian starlet Daria Kastakina in the third round, but following that morale-boosting win, Venus has been on a roll.

"Yeah, semifinals feels good. But it doesn't feel foreign at all, let's put it that way," said Venus, who last featured in a grand slam semifinal six years ago. "Yeah, the road was six years. They go by fast thankfully. But I've been blessed, been really blessed, to have an opportunity to be here, have had an opportunity in the past to do this.

"I don't have any regrets about anything that's taken place in between. It's been a journey, but it's made me stronger," she added.

The contest would be between resilience and experience and that makes the match an unmissable one.

Where to watch live

Angelique Kerber vs Venus Williams starts right after the match between Serena Williams and Elena Vesnina at centre court on July 7 at 2 p.m. BST (6:30 p.m IST, 9 a.m. EST).

How to watch:

India: TV: Star Sports 1/HD 1, Star Sports 4/HD 4. Live Streaming: and Hotstar.

UK: TV: BBC One, BBC Two. Live Streaming: BBC iPlayer.

USA: TV: ESPN 3. Live streaming: Watch ESPN.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

Serbia: TV: B92 (RTS).

France and Middle East: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.

China: TV: Beijing TV, LeTV Sports, Jiangsu TV.

Pan-Asia: TV: Fox Sports Asia. Live Streaming: Fox Sports Play Asia.

Canada: TV: CTV and TSN. Live Streaming: TSN TV.

Europe: TV: EuroSport. Live Streaming: EuroSport Player.

Live score: Wimbledon website.

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