Aggression the key to our domination, says Venus

DEFENDING champion Venus Williams believes her and sister Serena&rsquo;s monopolisation of Wimbledon is down to one trait: aggression.<br /><br />Between them they have won the title in seven of the last nine years and are firmly on course to improve that record this weekend.<br /><br />Defeat for either of the Californians in today&rsquo;s semi-finals would constitute one of the shocks of the tournament, so inevitable does their progress seem.<br /><br />And Venus, who is vying for a third consecutive Wimbledon title, believes their combative approach is the key to their enduring success.<br /><br />She said: &ldquo;I just think the style of game Serena and I play, we play better than the other women. We&rsquo;re just very aggressive. I think that shows in our results.&rdquo;<br /><br />Standing between Venus and a place in Saturday&rsquo;s final is Russia&rsquo;s Dinara Safina, who is itching to shed the label of the world No1 who has not won a Grand Slam.<br /><br />&ldquo;I hope people won&rsquo;t say it now,&rdquo; said Safina. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve been in the semis at all four Grand Slams, so I think that&rsquo;s something impressive.&rdquo;<br /><br />Serena, who has met her sister in the final three times, faces another Russian, the fourth seed Elena Dementieva, who knows she is in for a fight. She said: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ll see if I&rsquo;m going to be ready for the big one.&rdquo;