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Venus Williams defeats sister Serena in 3 sets to reach Rogers Cup final in Montreal

  • Venus Williams of the United States hugs her sister Serena after beating her 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Venus Williams of the United States hugs her sister Serena after beating her 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Venus Williams of the United States salutes the crowd after beating her sister Serena 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Venus Williams of the United States salutes the crowd after beating her sister Serena 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Venus Williams returns to her sister Serena Williams during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Venus Williams returns to her sister Serena Williams during semifinal play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)  (The Associated Press)

Venus Williams defeated Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 Saturday for the first win against her sister in more than five years to advance to the final of the Rogers Cup.

The 34-year-old Venus hadn't beat her 32-year-old sister in five matches going back to Dubai in 2009. Top-ranked Serena still leads the all-time series 15-11.

Unseeded Venus started with strong serving and took a 3-1 lead before Serena tied it 3-3. The younger sibling and defending champion prevailed in the tiebreaker, taking a 4-0 lead.

Venus, who dropped serve only once, served for the match at 5-3 in the third set. Venus won it with a rocket serve that Serena returned into the net.

Serena had 19 aces and nine double-faults, while Venus had six aces and two doubles-faults.