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Rainer Schuettler hits a forehand against Arnaud Clement on Thursday

The unfinished men's quarter-final between Rainer Schuettler (pictured) and Arnaud Clement resumes on Court One

Arnaud Clement in action against Rainer Schuettler

Clement is the defending men's doubles champion with Michael Llodra, but the Frenchman hopes to make an impact in the singles too

Venus Williams in action against Elena Dementieva

Centre Court sees defending champion Venus Williams win the first set against Elena Dementieva in the first women's semi-final

Elena Dementieva in action against Venus Williams

Dementieva's serve comes under severe scrutiny as Williams exploits her lack of power to devastating effect

Elena Dementieva looks puzzled after losing a point to Venus Williams

Dementieva dispatches her fair share of powerful groundstrokes, but the Russian has no answer to Venus's all-round game

Venus Williams stretches for a backhand against Elena Dementieva

Despite a second set revival from Dementieva, Venus wins her 57th Wimbledon match in 101 minutes to take her place in Saturday's final

Arnaud Clement waits for a Hawk-eye line call

Over on Court One, the tension builds as Clement and Schuettler battle it out for the last men's semi-final place

Serena Williams gets ready to serve on Centre Court

Moments after Venus's win, sister Serena strolls on to Centre Court to take on China's unheralded Zheng Jie for a place in Saturday's final

Zheng Jie hits a forehand against Serena Williams

Zheng - ranked 133rd in the world - loses her opening service game against the two-time champion 2-5 before a rain interruption

Umbrellas go up at Centre Court

The heavens open and the umbrellas are unfurled as rain stops play at 1548 BST

Rainer Schuettler hits a forehand on the run

But the interruption is brief and the players are back out as Rainer Schuettler is taken to a fifth set by Arnaud Clement

Dark rainclouds gather above Court One

But rather nasty looking clouds gather above and a heavy downpour forces play to be halted for the second time in the afternoon

Zheng Jie and Serena Williams walk off as the court covers come on

The covers are on in a flash - and stay on for over an hour as the rain hammers down on south-west London

Serena Williams returns a Zheng Jie serve

Play resumes at 1816 BST and the Centre Court is treated to an enthralling second set as Zheng takes Serena to a tie-break

Serena Williams celebrates reaching the Wimbledon final

But a Zheng double fault sets up the third all-Williams women's final, much to two-time champion Serena's delight

Rainer Schuettler celebrates beating Arnaud Clement

After five hours and 15 minutes, Rainer Schuettler beats Arnaud Clement to book his semi-final spot against Rafael Nadal


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