Serena's comeback ended by Venus at Indian Wells
Venus Williams cut her sister Serena's comeback to tennis short with a 6-3 6-4 win in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Monday.
Returning after more than a year away from the game to have a baby, Serena put up a good fight, saving match point while trailing 5-2 in the second set, but her rustiness told in the end. Venus told reporters that she never counted the 23-times grand slam champion out of the match.
Venus, who has climbed to No. 8 in the world after enjoying a strong 2017, had six aces and broke Serena's service four times, prevailing in a long final game when her younger sister's groundstroke fell long.