In exhausting condition, against her sister, Venus, Serena Williams got her game. Twenty-three times primary tennis champion, Serena Williams, back into the game for her first match since February, rallied back in the final set to stun her sister in the 2nd round of Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Serena Williams, who was behind 4-2 in the final set, described in an interview that the last couple of games, she just wanted to win because she has been losing a lot of those tight sets.
She continued that, so I said, I really want to try to win this, just for my game and confidence, so I struggled to focus on the previous two games. She got lead against her older sister by 19-12 in career gatherings on a hot day.
Serena and Venus dominated the sport for around 2 decades
Serena Williams, the 38 years old and the 40 years old her sister, Venus, have emerged the sport for above 2 decades and contains thirty major titles between them. Before this event, two years ago, they had previously played each other in the 3rd round of the United States Open. Moreover, her 6-1, 6-2 victory was a splendid affair in which she played under the bright lights in the night time at a packed Flushing Meadows located in New York.
The Kentucky round acts as a warmup match for the United States Open, which begins in New York (NY) at the end of the month, where she is struggling to achieve a record-tying twenty-fourth major singles title. At the 2017 Australian Open, Serena Williams obtained her last victory a Grand Slam singles title.
Venus, unlike her sister, was playing several exhibition rounds in the previous weeks. Venus took benefit of the extensive layoff to restore her service motion and even found in good form in the opening match and won from former No. 1 player, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.
On Zoom, in a post-match news meeting, Venus said that honestly, she was playing well, but she didn’t think she has ever had a tougher draw in her life. She added that she basically played 2 finals in a row and, of course, wanting to play better today, but overall, it is not a bad start.
While mentioning her sister, Serena said that she played unbelievably and played so well. She continued that I honestly don’t have any idea how I can put it out in the end.