Venus Williams moves into third round at BNP Paribas Open

Venus Williams moves into third round at BNP Paribas Open

Venus falls behind love-30 on her serve and very quickly it's Serena with a half-chance for an early break. She won her opening match at the ETA Indian Wells event with a 7-5, 6-3, victory over Zarina Diyas.

Serena Williams is not only the greatest athlete of all time, a dancer extraordinaire, and an advocate for black women's postnatal care, but also, most recently, the brain behind a new cosmetics brand. It's against this opponent that Serena grew up.

Venus closed out the 29th career meeting between the two on her second match point as Serena sailed a forehand long to end the third round match. "So it is what it is".

This is the first time the siblings will play each other at the BNP Paribas Open.

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The crowd's treatment led to a 14-year boycott by the sisters, which Serena finally ended in 2015.

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It was Venus' seventh appearance in the California desert, and third since 2001, after an absence of 15 years.

"Obviously, I wish it was anybody else in the draw, literally anybody, but that's OK", Serena said. Let us know what you think about Serena Williams Taking on the beauty industry in the comment box below! "Seventeen years seems like forever ago".

"I didn't really feel comfortable out there today, didn't really get my game going the way I wanted to", Wozniacki said. Venus enjoyed a resurgent 2017 season, but she began this year with losses to Angelique Kerber in Syndey and Belinda Bencic at the Australian Open.

"She gave me the trophy because I was so upset".

Before playing official singles matches, Serena's return consisted of an exhibition loss in the offseason to Jelena Ostapenko, a Davis Cup doubles loss in February with Venus and a moderate showing at a Tiebreak Tens exhibition last week in NY. These three matches made me understand what I need to work on.

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