Tennis: Serena Williams ousted from Indian Wells by sister Venus

Venus Williams (left) and her sister Serena Williams before their match on March 12, 2018.
Venus Williams (left) and her sister Serena Williams before their match on March 12, 2018. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

INDIAN WELLS, UNITED STATES (AFP) - Serena Williams, playing in her first WTA tournament since giving birth in September, crashed out of the Indian Wells tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to her sister Venus on Monday (March 12).

Venus closed out the 29th career meeting between the two on her second match point as Serena sailed a forehand long to end the third round match.

Their most recent meeting was the 2017 Australian Open which Serena won before taking a 15-month hiatus due to a pregnancy.