Venus Williams defeated younger sister Serena in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday night, her first win in the sibling rivalry since 2014. She defeated her sister 6-3, 6-4 in the competition.
“I’m just lucky that I’ve played more matches than her right now,” Venus said on court afterward. “She just came roaring back. I had chances for the match to be over, but it wasn’t.”
Speaking on losing the game, Serena said: “I definitely know her well, but she definitely played a little bit better than she normally does. “She served very consistently. She just did everything great.”
“Missing shots that I never miss, and so close,” Serena said. “At least they’re in the margin. I’m getting there. It’s not exactly where I want to be, but I’ll get there eventually.”