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Venus keeps her hat-trick dream alive

VENUS WILLIAMS stayed on a course for a hat-trick of Women&rsquo;s Singles titles, and another family affair in the final, after breezing into the semi-finals at Wimbledon.<br /><br />The third seed demolished Poland&rsquo;s Agnieska Radwanksa in just 68 minutes to earn a last four clash with top seed Dinara Safina.<br /><br />Williams is looking to clinch a sixth Wimbledon title and become the first female player since Steffi Graf to win the tournament three years in a row.<br /><br />She has now also won 32 consecutive sets at the All England Club &ndash; a run stretching back to the third round in 2007.<br /><br />&ldquo;That first set for me was almost perfect,&rdquo; Venus said after her routine 6-1, 6-2 victory over Radwanska, the 11th seed. &ldquo;Do I feel invincible? I&rsquo;d like to say yes, but I really do work at it. Day-in and day-out. To clock these matches out takes a lot of work.&rdquo;<br /><br />While Venus strolled through to the last four, her opponent Safina was forced to battle back from a set down to beat unseeded German Sabine Lisicki 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 and keep her hopes of a maiden Grand Slam title alive.<br /><br />Venus is now also holding out hope of a fourth all-Williams final on Saturday after sister Serena, a two-time champion, proved too strong and classy against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, easing to a 6-2, 6-3 victory.<br /><br />Second seed Serena now takes on Elena Dementieva, who ensured all top four seeds made the semi-finals with a routine 6-2, 6-2 victory over Italian Francesca Schiavone.<br /><br /><strong>WOMEN&rsquo;S SINGLES </strong> SEMI-FINAL DRAW<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dinara Safina (Rus) (1)<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Venus Williams (USA) (3)<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Elena Dementieva (Rus) (4) <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; v<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Serena Williams (USA) (2)