Serena Williams started after 15 months break

Second seed Wozniacki advances at Indian Wells

Eighth seed Venus Williams moves into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-set victory over No. 35 Romania's Sorana Cirstea.

Venus Williams has broken sister Serena's first two service games in the second set as she wrapped up their fourth round match at the WTA event in Indian Wells 6-3 6-4.

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.

Collins, ranked 116th and making her first appearance in the main draw, is just starting her second year on the WTA Tour.

Last week, Serena made her comeback in professional tennis with Indian Wells tournament that is being held in California, US.

Asked about the semi-final match that never happened, Serena said she has tried to forget. "Came out and crushed it", Federer told the media after dismissing 25th-seeded Filip Krajinovic to reach the Indian Wells round of 16.

Serena won her first two matches, while Venus received a first-round bye and won her opening match.

"So if she makes a mistake, a little bit of me dies".




Serena Williams set up a mouth-watering Indian Wells third round showdown against her sister Venus with a straight-sets victory over Kiki Bertens on Saturday.

Venus hadn't beaten Serena since the summer of 2014 in Canada, but she had to be considered the favorite in this one given the rustiness of her younger sister's game.

Serena subsequently stayed away from Indian Wells until 2015, while Venus didn't return until one year later. That's totally gone out of my mind. "Seventeen years seems like forever ago". "Serena being a mum now, Venus overcame a lot of also hard situations and still playing".

"I always know that it's never over until it's over", she said.

There was booing and jeering, and some of Serena's unforced errors where cheered as she claimed the title in three sets. But I call this a trial run, you know.

The sisters have often said the other tennis playing sibling is their toughest opponent.

She fell behind 3-1 early in the second set but rallied by holding serve in the fifth game. And I go, 'Serena, you're doing good, you're doing good no matter what.

No. 7 Caroline Garcia of France beat 26th-seeded Daria Gavrilova of Australia 7-5, 6-4; No. 10 Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated No. 24 Elena Vesnina of Russian Federation 7-5, 6-2; and American Danielle Collins continued her run with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow wild card Sofya Zhuk of Russian Federation.

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