Indian Wells: Williams sisters to face each other

Indian Wells: Williams sisters to face each other

Indian Wells: Williams sisters to face each other

She went up a break for 2-1 in the second set only to be broken right back.

Defending champ Roger Federer's opening match was put on hold Saturday when play at the Indian Wells ATP Masters was suspended after heavy rain swept through the California desert. First of all, 17 years ago seems like forever ago.

Serena, who gave birth to her first child in September, set the stage for an anticipated third-round match with her sister, Venus Williams.

That was not always the case on Saturday against Bertens as Serena Williams missed some serves by considerable margins and mistimed a few groundstrokes that landed far off the mark. "I was (thinking) I've just got to keep going and do the best I can".

The sister will play each other on Monday, Serena is now unseeded and Venus is ranked eighth in the world.

She will now renew her rivalry with big sister Venus, who advanced to the third round after defeating Romania's Sorona Cirstea 6-3, 6-4, earlier in the day.

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"But I have to play a seed regardless, sooner than later most times for the next couple of tournaments". "It was incredible. It's been over a year and a kid later", she shared.

It was a spirited display from Bertens but she was unable to back it up on serve as Williams reclaimed the break immediately before ending the contest once and for all, much to the joy of the American fans. Bertens is a unsafe if erratic opponent, quite capable of handling Williams's power and providing plenty of her own.

She won her first service game to love and flexed her muscles early on with a 100mph serve.

The American who already has two Indian Wells title is vying to become the first woman to make it three here clinched her victory on the second match point when Bertens blasted a forehand as she broke the Dutch's serve six times.

"I definitely don't have a favorite match". The same applies to Williams back on the court after having a baby, or even a Barbie doll being created in the likeness of the British boxing champion Nicola Adams (albeit one that doesn't look like it would stand up to being tickled, never mind punched). The sisters remain extremely close and played doubles together just last month during a Fed Cup match against the Netherlands in Asheville, N.C. "But it doesn't matter, I'm just out here on this journey and doing the best I can".

"Everything is a bonus", Serena explained after the second-round fixture, but added she "would prefer to play someone else, anybody else, literally anybody else" rather than her sister.

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