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In Montreal, Canada at the Rogers Cup, both Venus Williams and Serena Williams had to survive tough 3-set matches to reach a semifinal showdown against each other, their record 25th meeting on the WTA Tour. (Serena leads 14-10, having won their last 5 meetings.) Serena had to overcome a slow start against Caroline Wozniacki to win 4-6 7-5 7-5 while Venus followed up her epic win against Angelique Kerber on Thursday with a gutsy win against Carla Suarez Navarro despite blowing a 2nd set lead.
In the other semifinals Ekaterina Makarova will face Agnieska Radwanska.
MadProfessah's pick: S. Williams vs A. Radwanska final.