Accessibility links

Breaking News

Tennis: Williams Sisters to Face Off in Australian Open Finals - 2003-01-23


For the fourth Grand Slam tennis tournament in a row, the women's final will be an all-Williams affair.

Top-seed Serena Williams of the United States roared back from a 5-2 third-set deficit to beat fourth-seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in Thursday's semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.

Serena Williams will face off with sister Venus in Saturday's final. Venus Williams - the second seed - defeated number-five Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 in the first semifinal.

Serena Williams has beat her sister in the last three Grand Slam finals.

On the men's side, second-seed and three-time champion Andre Agassi of the United States advanced to the finals with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over South Africa's Wayne Ferreira.

Agassi will now await the winner of Friday's semifinal between ninth-seed Andy Roddick of the United States and number-31 Rainer Schuettler of Germany.