Serena wins again, sets up sisters match

My story wasn't over- Serena Williams glad to be back

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams will collide at Indian Wells after they were both successful on Saturday night.

It will be the earliest meeting between the two since their first professional match in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open.

23-time women's singles Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams is set to meet her sister Venus in 3rd round of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells.

Saturday's match was a struggle at times for Serena as she looks to regain her rhythm after an extended layoff. "So it is what it is".

Serena was already pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia, who was born on 1 September, when she beat Venus 6-4 6-4 in Melbourne.

Following the game, Williams admitted that she was a "little rusty". Williams, 15-40 down at 6-5 and serving for the match, held out to take the match in one hour 53 minutes. "Whether it's Venus or anyone else, it's going to be someone", Serena said of her clash with sister.

"My comeback could not have come on a better day and I decided I wanted to do something different let you all be a part of my long journey back", she added.

Serena won 54 percent of her second-serve points and broke Bertens's serve six times.

"She's playing really well and just honing her game".

Serena Williams owns a 17-11 record against Venus Williams, having taken the most recent matchup in the final at Melbourne a year ago.

Danish second seed Caroline Wozniacki beat Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena 6-4 6-1, while Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina defeated German Mona Barthel 6-4 6-3.

"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. I have such a long way to go", Williams said.

Her power to inspire now seems as inbuilt as her backhand, as she showed even on her brief time away, when she used her nightmarish experience of childbirth to campaign for greater awareness of the fact that black women in the U.S. are three times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes and that women in many nations lack access to proper maternity care.

Fans who felt cheated of a chance to see the siblings play, thinking it was a tactic orchestrated by their father Richard, booed Serena during her final triumph against Kim Clijsters.

She'll be taking on sister Venus in the third round and talked about playing the opponent that she does not like playing: "She's had such a good year last year and playing fantastic tennis".

"That's totally gone out of my mind", she said.

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