Indian Wells: Venus Williams Beat Sister Serena In Straight Set

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Venus Williams got the better of her younger sister Serena to make it through to the fourth round at Indian Wells with a 6-3 6-4 win.

Serena playing in her first competitive tournament since giving birth last september faced her elder sister for the 29th time.

I’ve a long way to go. It wasn’t easy, obviously,” said Serena, who was in her first event since beating Venus in the 2017 Australian Open final.

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Venus moves on to the round of 16 where she will face Anastasija Sevastova.

Venus raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set after breaking her sister twice and had a match point at 5-3 which Serena saved, before Venus saved a break point of her own at 5-4 and went on to take the match.

Second seed and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki is through to the fourth round after seeing off Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 2-6 6-3, while US Open champion Sloane Stephens lost to Daria Kasatkina 6-4 6-3.

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