Venus Williams wins match against sister Serena in Indian Wells Tour


I think this will change a little bit in the future, but for sure (her) game is good and not really any weakness. And it was a quick comeback from yesterday, where you have the emotions of, 'Hey, this feels like a final. "I'm playing my best matches against the best players", she said.

World No. 1 Simona Halep and Venus Williams punched their tickets to the Indian Wells quarterfinals, while Caroline Wozniacki suffered another exit at the hands of Russia's rising star Daria Kasatkina. "It's just real talent".

Among the Williams sisters, the one who had won the first set, was the one who had won 24 out of the 28 matches between them.

Pliskova advances to meet Naomi Osaka, a 6-1, 5-7, 6-1 victor over Greece's Maria Sakkari.

Venus Williams (L) and her sister Serena Williams (R) after the match. "She outsmarted me today", Wozniacki said. She has beaten all four current Grand Slam titleholders in the past year, including U.S. Open victor Sloane Stephens in straight sets this week. "That's also why you see a lot of upsets", she said. "I don't want to go backward". "So quite a simple rule". With a day to rest mentally and physically, Williams is the clear favorite in the match, especially on the hard courts of Indian Wells.

However, Venus proved too superior for Serena in the match as the former clinched a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win over the new-mom in the last-32 clash that lasted one and a half hour.

"She's 16, so she's not scared", Pliskova said of Anisimova. But everybody is playing like this when they are 16.

"It was really important, because he just told me what I have to do".

After blowing through the first two rounds of the BNP Paribas Open, defeating Zarina Diyas and Kiki Bertens, Serena's comeback was thwarted when she faced her sister for the 29th time.

"It wasn't easy, obviously", said Serena, who was in her first event since beating Venus in the 2017 Australian Open final. "It's a great thing what they do for sport, and it's great that tennis has them".

Like I said, I have had a few more matches. "It's just afterwards I don't like it as much". Cuevas was leading 3-6, 6-4, 4-2 when Thiem packed it in.

Her lateral movement was surprisingly good. Kasatkina hit one ace, won 54 per cent of her first serves and broke Wozniacki's serve six times in the one hour, 40 minute match.

Herbert remains in contention for the $1 million bonus offered to a player who sweeps the singles and doubles titles.

"I'm not thinking about that". I just want to continue to go forwards.

Serena went on to play Kim Clijsters in the final.

No. 18 Sam Querrey rallied past Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 and will play No. 28 Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

Del Potro's countryman, Leonardo Mayer, beat Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-1.