Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus 6-4, 6-3 during their historic and highly anticipated Wimbledon matchup.
This is Serena’s 15th win against her sister in their storied tennis careers. Since the sisters know each other’s game inside out, the match was a true clash of titans. Venus worked to stay even with Serena throughout the round of 16.
With the best serve in the history of the sport, Serena heads to the quarterfinals, and is on her way to becoming the greatest tennis player of all time.
According to USA Today:
Serena outdueled sister Venus, closing out the first set with an ace wide, 33 minutes after they walked on court. Venus held in an all-important first game of the second set, but Serena broke midway through the second and didn’t look back. She held for 5-3, then broke to love for the match, Venus belting a backhand long to end the match in one hour, seven minutes.
The younger of the Williams sisters did not celebrate her win on the court, out of respect for Venus. In a post-game interview, Serena shared that she plans on playing for years, but was aware that this could be her last Wimbledon moment with her older sister.
“It’s hard to feel excited,” Serena told the BBC after the match. “It’s never easy to play someone that you love and care about. She’s my best friend in the world. I just had to stay focused.”
“It definitely doesn’t get easier,” Serena said of facing her sister. “I was thinking that I am 33 and she just turned 35. I plan on playing for years, but you never know, so I just took that moment in. It was kind of surreal for a moment there.” “It was really good for me to get it done in straight sets and put this behind me.”
Congratulations to both Williams sisters on making it this far.
SOURCE: BBC, USA Today
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