Venus Williams beats Serena at Indian Wells

Sisterly act in offing

Serena Williams will face older sister Venus tonight in a third-round match of the BNP Paribas Open, playing an opponent she wished she wasn't in her first tournament since becoming a new mom. "Yeah, so I just have a long way to go, and I'm looking forward to the journey".

Serena saved three break points to hold her first service game but lost her third to love as Venus took a 4-2 lead and served out for the set in 37 minutes.

Venus Williams won the match. This is general practice: the players share a cart, studiously avoiding each other, sometimes buried deep in their Beats headphones.

Joining Venus in the fourth round was Australian Open champion Wozniacki, who was less than convincing in the desert. The announcement drew boos from fans, who expressed doubt that she was indeed injured. For Serena, it's a notch in the comeback belt: Play in a tournament - check. This is the first official tennis tournament Serena Williams has competed in after becoming a mother. "I played against her at the end of past year", Kerber said.

There was a loud roar as Serena Williams walked onto the main stadium court at the BNP Paribas Open, wearing a bulky black jacket and black tights.

Wozniacki said the court conditions were hard but she managed to make adjustments.

From that doubles match, you might have pegged Williams' return to Grand Slam form sometime next year.

There was some talk about how this was the first time the two sisters had played against each other at Indian Wells, and how they were supposed to play each other here in 2001 before Venus withdrew.

We didn't listen. Her actions during matches seemed to speak more loudly than what she was saying after them. Also, this matchup was the first where Venus was the higher-ranked player since the sisters met at Bangalore in March 2008. She has won both her matches in straight sets.

"For many years we were anxious that they were going to check out early with sickness or injuries", Federer added. "We can always stay in the tournament longer if the both of us are in the tournament". So it's definitely a lot easier to play later on.

Speaking after the match, Venus admitted that she was fortunate to beat her multiple grand slam winning sister as she is just making her recovery. She needs to serve much better than she did.

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