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.

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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