Serena Williams Is Launching a Beauty Line

Laverne Higgins
March 13, 2018

The sisters' father was then accused of fixing matches between his daughters and predetermining who would win on any particular day. However, in the time when play was possible Spaniard Fernando Verdasco used his powerful serve to upset third seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3.

"I would prefer to play someone else, anybody else, literally anybody else, but it has to happen now and one of us will be going home", Serena said about the upcoming match.

"That's, you know, totally gone out of my mind", Serena said Saturday. The tennis ace gave birth to her first child on September 1 previous year and this is her first professional tennis tournament post Australian Open 2017, in which she had clinched the title.

Venus ended her boycott a year later, and now they are set to meet for a place in the last 16.

Serena Williams has mastered the game of tennis, with a recent win on March 8 against Zarina Diyas. I was always that girl that played with my dolls, and I went to fashion school, so it's not just made up for me.

The 29th professional contest between the pair will take place in the first match of Monday's night session.

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"It's a huge difference to play her in the semi-finals or even the quarter-finals or a final as opposed to the third round".

Venus is enjoying a resurgence on the Tour after a string of injuries limited her playing time for several seasons.

Serena, unseeded in the wake of her long layoff, admitted she would have preferred not to come up against her sister so soon in the draw. "First of all, 17 years ago seems like forever ago". She won four of the final five games of the second set, breaking Cirstea three times to close it out.

Venus has only beaten Serena once since 2009, but the younger sister has just returned after becoming a mother.

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Serena chose to return in 2015, whilst Venus came back to Indian Wells in 2016.

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