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Serena Williams defeat her sister Venus at US Open as Family loyalties were set aside

The 23 Grand Slam winner Serena Williams defeated her elder sister, Venus Williams in two straight sets 6-1 6-2 on Friday.

Family loyalties were set aside,Serena was all business for the highly anticipated all-Williams clash under the lights on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Serena and Venus were meeting for the 30th time – Friday’s contest marking the earliest the pair have clashed at a slam since their first professional encounter at the 1998 Australian Open.

Venus beat Serena then 16-year-old sister in straight sets that day in Melbourne but the seven-time major winner was no match for her younger sibling at Flushing Meadows, where Serena prevailed 6-1 6-2.

Serena next faces Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, who ousted top seed Simona Halep in the first round.

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN
Serena Williams [17] bt Venus Williams [16] 6-1 6-2

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS
Serena – 34/22
Venus – 14/18

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS
Serena – 10/3
Venus – 1/0

BREAK POINTS WON
Serena – 4/10
Venus – 0/1

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Serena – 63
Venus – 67

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Serena – 88/37
Venus – 48/45

TOTAL POINTS
Serena – 69
Venus – 44

Venus’s seven Grand Slam titles include a victory over Serena in the 2001 US Open final. But Serena has gone on to beat her in seven of eight major finals since then and now owns an 18-12 record over her elder sister.

 

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