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Dinara Safina, Venus Willians, Serena Williams In Action
By Tripp Mateschitz, Lawn Tennis Analyst, Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:17am PST USA
Dinara Safina, Venus Willians, Serena Williams In Action, Wimbledon 2009, Lawn Tennis Magazine London--( Tuesday is ladies' day at Wimbledon as the four ladies' top seeds, Dinara Safina of Russia, Serena Williams and Venus Williams of the USA and Elena Dementieva of Russia are set to compete in the only singles matches scheduled for today.

The two time Wimbledon defending champion Venus Williams could meet her sister Serena in the final Saturday, but first both must

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Venus Williams is on a roll at Wimbledon after having won her last 18 matches and her last 30 sets in a row.

face off against tough competitors eager for their own Wimbledon glory.

Dinara Safina (RUS)[1] v. Sabine Lisicki (GER)
Safina struggled in her prior round versus the 17th seed and 2006 Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo of France before pulling out a three set win.

The German Lisicki upset the French Open champion and 5th seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2, 7-5 in the third round last week and leads Safina 1-0 head to head.

Lisicki's serve speed is second only to Venus Williams' at Wimbledon this year. If Safina fails to hold serve early in the match, she may not be able to recover today as she did against Mauresmo.

Winner: Sabine Lisicki

Victoria Azarenka (BLR)[8] v. Serena Williams (USA)[2]
Azarenka was injured in January at the Australian Open when she lost to Williams. Then Williams was injured in the spring in Miami when she fell to Azarenka. To see both players healthy in one match will be a victory in itself.

Williams and Azarenka play similarly athletic baseline games, however Williams has more experience on this surface after winning in London in 2002 and 2003. Williams' explosive game is also better suited for grasscourts.

Winner: Serena Williams

Venus Williams (USA)[3] v. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[11]
The American lost her first career match versus Radwanska in 2006 while suffering from a wrist injury. But since then, Williams has defeated Radwanska in three matches in a row.

If Williams has an off day similar to her disaster at the French Open which may have been caused by a knee injury, Radwanska will again take advantage of a below par Williams.

But the bad news for Radwanska is that Venus Williams, the WTA Tour's fastest server, is on a roll at Wimbledon after having won her last 18 matches and her last 30 sets in a row.

Winner: Venus Williams

Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v. Elena Dementieva (RUS)[4]
Surprisingly Schiavone and Dementieva, a 2008 Wimbledon semifinalist, have fought several tough matches with their career head to head tied at 4-4. Their last three meetings went to three sets with Dementieva winning at Dubai last year 5-7, 7-5, 6-2.

The 27 year old Russian rarely loses before the semifinals as her game is a picture of consistency. And although Dementieva's serve still leaves much to be desired, she is a better fast court player than Schiavone who took her lone career WTA Tour title in 2007 on clay.

Winner: Elena Dementieva

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