Venus tops Serena in first event back

Esther Moore
March 13, 2018

Indian Wells marks Serena's first WTA sanctioned tournament in 14 months after she gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on the first of September a year ago.

That levelled the score at 30-30 and Wozniacki won two out of the next three points she needed to take the third set and the match in the $16 million joint WTA/ATP hardcourt tournament. When she entered the court, she was given a loud ovation from the packed arena, with many in the stadium standing and applauding her third appearance in Indian Wells in the last 17 years.

It brought closure to the once testy relationship between Indian Wells and the sisters who hail from the Los Angeles suburb of Compton.

"I think she's going to be speeding back to the seedings and to winning tournaments sooner than later", Venus said.

"So if she makes a mistake, a little bit of me dies".

She admitted to feeling rusty in her first two rounds against Zarina Diyas and Kiki Bertens but a wary Venus countered: "She's playing really well and just honing her game.

So it is what it is", said Serena.

The 36-year-old's first tournament back is at Southern California's BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. And, with two straight-set wins at Indian Wells after one-year break from competitive tennis, she looks like she's reincarnated on the WTA Tour.

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Serena subsequently stayed away from Indian Wells until 2015, while Venus didn't return until one year later.

"That's, you know, totally gone out of my mind". "Seventeen years seems like forever ago".

Sasnovich, of Belarus, committed 14 double faults and had her serve broken seven times. Yeah, she's already the greatest of all time when it comes to women's tennis, but he reminded her that she's also the world's greatest mom. My favorite match against her?

"I really abhor every time we play, but I do enjoy the battle when I'm out there", Serena said last weekend.

The sisters have often said the other tennis playing sibling is their toughest opponent.

Despite the loss Serena still leads their career series 17-12. "So I just have a long way to go, and I'm looking forward the journey".

In other matches Saturday, defending champion Elena Vesnina eliminated American CiCi Bellis 2-6, 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 seed Elina Svitolina beat Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-3; No. 12 Julia Goerges defeated Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6-4, 6-1; No. 27 Carla Suarez Navarro beat Su-Wei Hsieh 6-4, 2-6, 6-3; and No. 26 Daria Gavrilova dismissed Yanina Wickmayer 7-6 (3), 6-2.

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