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More than two million people flooded US cities on Saturday as women opposed to Donald Trump led a peaceful, stunning rebuke against the new US president that was echoed in sister protests around the world. As a sea of demonstrators brought downtown Washington to a standstill, streaming past the White House in a joyous parade of pink "pussyhats," Trump launched a withering attack on the media, accusing it of downplaying attendance at his swearing-in a day earlier. Trump did not acknowledge the mass protests that marked his first full day in office.
Ageless Venus Williams is daring to dream of a possible glamour Australian Open final against sister Serena, but admits they both have their work cut to get there. It sets her up against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the last four and with Serena in the other side of the draw, the earliest they can meet will be the final. Asked if she had thought about playing a ninth Grand Slam final against her sister, she replied: "That could hopefully happen.