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Venus and Serena Williams

The tennis ace gave birth to her first child on September 1 past year and this is her first professional tennis tournament post Australian Open 2017, in which she had clinched the title.

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.

The father of two sets of twins-eight-year-old daughters Myla and Charlene and three-year-old sons Lenny and Leo-said Serena, who launched her comeback at Indian Wells after giving birth to her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia in September, can be the story of the year.

Venus Williams returns a shot to opponent and sister Serena Williams during the third round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., Monday, March 12, 2018.

Serena was facing Kim Clijsters and although she won, fans cheered her double fault early in the match and appeared to be behind the Belgian player.

"This is the earliest the sisters will be playing in a tournament since the 1998 Australian Open, when they met in the second round".

"I think she's going to be speeding back to the seedings and to winning tournaments sooner than later", Venus said.

Despite being one year younger, Serena has emerged on the right side of this encounter far more than her older sister has over the course of their professional careers.

But for now, the current rule stands and Serena, though she will have an official ranking next Monday, will continue to be the most risky unseeded outsider in women's tennis.

Serena won her first two matches, while Venus received a first-round bye and won her opening match. "So I just have a long way to go, and I'm looking forward the journey".

Venus won 61 percent of her first-serve points and broke Cirstea's serve six times. "She just came roaring back". But still a great comeback week for Serena, who will only get better with more matches & tournaments. Most of their matches have come in finals or semifinals. The announcement drew boos from fans, who expressed doubt that she was indeed injured.

Serena subsequently stayed away from Indian Wells until 2015, while Venus didn't return until one year later.

"This will be the 29th time the sisters have played each other in a Women's Tennis Association match and first since the final of last year's Australian Open, when Serena Williams was a 6-4, 6-4 victor".

"It never crossed my mind", Venus said.

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