Serena Williams Beats Sister, Venus To Reach Lexington Open Quarter-finals

                                   

American tennis sisters Venus and Serena Williams in another court sibling rivalry on Thursday face each other in which Serena beat older sister Venus 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Serena win helped her progressed to the quarter-finals of the inaugural Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky.


Serena, who in her first-round match of the spectator-free tournament was five points from defeat against world number 60 Bernarda Pera, however had much work to do to survive.


She had to rally back from a set down and 4-2 final set deficit to prevail in a thrilling battle. With the win, Serena improved to 19-12 in career head-to-head meetings with Venus.

“It was a very high quality match,” said Serena.

“There was a lot of long points, running me around and then at one point it was just big serves and so I thought that was really interesting as we both started serving really well and returning well.”

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