Venus Williams Cuts Short Her Sister’s Comeback

Venus Williams Cuts Short Her Sister’s ComebackVenus Williams Cuts Short Her Sister’s Comeback

Serena Williams’ comeback was cut short by sister Venus at Indian Wells while world number two Caroline Wozniacki survived.

Playing her first competitive tournament since the 2017 Australian Open, the 23-time grand slam champion Serena fell to Venus in straight sets on Monday, Beinsports reported.

Joining Venus in the fourth round was Australian Open champion Wozniacki who was less than convincing.

Defending champion Elena Vesnina was bundled out by Angelique Kerber earlier in the day.

While all eyes were on Serena, Venus stole the show in her 6-3 6-4 victory.

Venus, the eighth seed, was a class above in the 29th meeting between the Williams sisters, with Serena boasting a 17-11 head-to-head record before the blockbuster clash.

The seven-time major winner defeated Serena for the first time since 2014, while claiming her first straight-sets win against her youngster sister since 2008, despite a late stumble.

Venus was leading 5-2 when she wasted a match point and the 37-year-old needed to fend off a break point in the 10th game before closing it out.

 Wozniacki Cruises Through

It was far from convincing, as Wozniacki prevailed 6-4 2-6 6-3 against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

Wozniacki overturned a 4-1 deficit in the opening set, as she reeled off five successive games to take the lead.

The Danish star could not stop Sasnovich in the second set, however, as a decider loomed. But Wozniacki managed to compose herself, regrouping after dropping the opening game before progressing.

Wozniacki, who will face 20th seed Daria Kasatkina for a spot in the quarterfinals, said, “I was struggling finding my rhythm. I didn’t really feel comfortable out there today. Didn’t really get my game going the way I wanted to.”

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