Earlier today Serena Williams defeated her big sis Venus Williams in the 4th round at Wimbledon 6-4 6-3 at Centre Court. Since today was my day off I was able to watch the match live instead of having to wait until later when it’s shown on the Tennis Channel.
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history.
In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes, extending her Grand Slam winning streak to 25 matches.
The win sent the top-ranked Serena into the Wimbledon quarterfinals as she bids for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, a feat last accomplished by the younger Williams in 2003.
If Serena can triumph again, only the U.S. Open would stand in her way of becoming the first player to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam — a sweep of all four majors in the same season — since Steffi Graf in 1988.
You can tell Serena didn’t really want to celebrate her win against her sister like she does against other opponents and I noticed their mother wasn’t in the stands. Probably too nervous to watch her daughters competing against each other.
Congrats to Serena!!
Next up for Serena is Victoria Azarenka tomorrow on Centre Court. Looks like this match will be starting at 8:00am tomorrow morning Eastern time.
The world No 1 is now just three matches from the ‘Serena Slam’ and plays an opponent she’s beaten in 16 of their 19 matches. Azarenka will have to be at her very best to cause an upset.