Venus Williams beats sister Serena at BNP Parisbas Open, claims first win in sibling rivalry since 2014
Venus Williams defeated her younger sister Serena in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Monday night.
She defeated her sister 6-3, 6-4 in the competition, her first win in the sibling rivalry since August 2014 at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, and the first matchup where Venus was the higher-ranked player since the sisters met at Bangalore in March 2008.
I’m just lucky that I’ve played more matches than her right now,” Venus said in a postmatch on-court interview. “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.’