Venus Williams beats sister Serena at Indian Wells in straight sets
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 13/03/18 4:59pm
Venus Williams got the better of her younger sister Serena to make it through to the fourth round at Indian Wells with a 6-3 6-4 win.
Serena was playing in her first tournament since giving birth last September and faced her sister for the 29th time, with Venus winning all but four of their meetings.
Serena saved three break points to hold her first service game but lost her third to love as Venus took a 4-2 lead and served out for the set in 37 minutes.
Venus raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set after breaking her sister twice and had a match point at 5-3 which Serena saved, before Venus saved a break point of her own at 5-4 and went on to take the match.
The No 8 seed will go on to face Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, who beat Julia Goerges in straight sets 6-3 6-3.
Second seed and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki is through to the fourth round after seeing off Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 2-6 6-3, while US Open champion Sloane Stephens lost to Daria Kasatkina 6-4 6-3.
Caroline Garcia beat Daria Gavrilova 7-5 6-4 to set up a match with Angelique Kerber, who beat Elena Vesnina 7-5 6-2.
Wildcard Danielle Collins beat Sofya Zhuk 6-4 6-4 and will face Carla Suarez Navarro, who beat No 4 seed Elina Svitolina 7-5 6-3.
You can watch the ATP Masters 1000 from Indian Wells on Sky Sports Arena and via the red button from 6pm on Tuesday. You can also watch it from 11.15pm on Sky Sports Main Event.
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