Venus Williams moves into third round at BNP Paribas Open
13 March, 2018, 10:50
However, Venus held on to her advantage and beat her sister in two straight sets for the first time since the 2008 Wimbledon final. "So it is what it is".
Venus and Serena faced each other on Monday for the 29th time in the third round at Indian Wells with the former breaking a three-match losing run against her sister to emerge victorious in a 6-3, 6-4 win.
There were no hecklers on this clear and cool Monday night, just the usual shouts of "Go, Venus" or "Go, Serena" or, for those feeling ambivalent, "Go Venus and Serena". "She kept roaring back, I'm just lucky that I've played more matches than her right now".
In the 28 matches played, Serena has won 17 times compared to Venus' 11 victories.
I really hate when Serena loses.
Venus achieved victory behind winning 81 per cent of Cirstea's second service points, leading her to six breaks of serve during the match.
With the latter making two Grand Slam finals last year, the sisters continued to remain at the top level even in their mid-thirties and Federer, who is experiencing success at 36 years of age himself, believes they have lived up to their hype from when they arrived on the tennis scene.
Serena, unseeded in the wake of her long layoff, admitted she would have preferred not to come up against her sister so soon in the draw. When she entered the court, she was given a loud ovation from the packed arena, with many in the stadium standing and applauding her third appearance in Indian Wells in the last 17 years. "Seventeen years seems like forever ago".
"It's a huge difference to play her in the semi-finals or even the quarter-finals or a final as opposed to the third round".
We'll get our next look at how Serena's progressing in her next tournament, 2018's WTA Miami which begins on March 19.
Serena subsequently stayed away from Indian Wells until 2015, while Venus didn't return until one year later.
Venus is enjoying a resurgence on the Tour after a string of injuries limited her playing time for several seasons.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion said the sisters' story has been fascinating for him to follow from the very start.
Richard Williams told USA Today he suffered racial abuse and Venus would later say "she heard whatever he heard".
Two decades after their first meeting on professional tour, the Williams sisters continue to be a dominant presence on the WTA circuit.
It was obvious at the net when they greeted each other with a one-arm hug and neither smiled.
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