Serena Storms into Ninth Wimbledon Final

US player Serena Williams hits a return during her 6-2, 6-0 win over Russia's Elena Vesnina during their semi-final match at Wimbledon, on July 7, 2016

London (AFP) – Six-time champion Serena Williams breezed into her ninth Wimbledon final, and a potential match-up with sister Venus, by demolishing unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina in just 49 minutes on Thursday.

The 34-year-old American, who is bidding for an Open Era record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title, cantered to a 6-2, 6-0 win over her 50th-ranked opponent.

The defending champion could face Venus in Saturday’s title match for the fifth time at Wimbledon and ninth time at all four majors.

Her 36-year-old sister faces fourth-seeded German Angelique Kerber, the Australian Open champion, in the second semi-final later Thursday.