Serena Williams ousted from Indian Wells by sister Venus

INDIAN WELLS, CA – MARCH 12: Serena Williams of the United States reaches for a backhand in her match against Venus Williams of the United States during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 12, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

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.

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.

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