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America's Williams sisters can write another chapter in their eventful family history as they attempt to set up their ninth Grand Slam final, eight years after the last, at the Australian Open today. As the United States searches in 2017 for a credible Grand Slam contender, 15 years ago all four finalists at Flushing Meadows were American, as Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi in the men's competition.

There'll be an all-Swiss semifinal in the top half of the men's draw after 17-time major victor Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won their quarterfinals in straight sets.

But Williams, a seven-time major victor, rallied after dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, breaking Vandeweghe four times over the final two sets and putting pressure back on her fellow American.

This is the first Grand Slam final for Venus since Wimbledon in 2009. "Even though it was Serena, I'm still a competitor".

Venus Williams will return to the Australian Open final for the first time in 14 years after rallying to beat Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday.

"It's a dream to play someone you grew up watching", she said.

Venus' semifinal was first on the docket.

"Not to play Stan in the semis, I'll tell you that", he said when asked what his expectations were.

Mirjana Lucic-Baronis leg hurt so bad she thought she might have to be wheeled out of Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday but the gutsy Croat hung tough to record a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over fifth seed Karolina Pliskova.

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City made a flying start under the Spaniard, winning their first 10 games in all competitions, but have won only nine of 22 since. They had a team with Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Andres Iniesta and Xavi, unbelievable players.

Despite Thursday's loss, Vandeweghe could be pleased with her tournament.

At 2:30 a.m. local time Saturday on ESPN, a pair of American sports icons - tennis stars Serena Williams and Venus Williams - will play in the finals of the Australian Open.

"I think she played unbelievable". I'm not happy just with this, but I'm so happy to have an opportunity to go further.

"There was never a moment where she wasn't just hitting the ball incredible and striking the ball with just such precision", 36-year-old Williams told reporters after defeating the 25 year old American 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3. She lost in the first round in Melbourne past year.

The 79th-ranked 34-year-old - a former teen prodigy who moved to the United States after she said she was abused by her father - emerged as one of the stories of the tournament when she landed in a first grand semifinal in 18 years.

Vandeweghe fought off Muguruza's only break point of the first set in the 10th game and sealed the set in 56 minutes when the seventh seed's backhand sailed over the baseline.

Venus Williams and Serena Williams celebrate after winning the women's doubles championship at Wimbledon in 2016.

"I just feel like, no matter what happens, we've won".

Reaching the semi-finals is beyond his wildest dreams at the age of 35 and he can not believe how well his comeback is going. "So it's going to be a well-contested match".

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