She got her first win of the year against Sorana Cirstea (6-3, 6-4) on Saturday, but she couldn't have gotten a much more hard third-round draw, as she's lost three straight and five of the last six against the 23-time Grand Slam victor.
That this is Indian Wells, a tournament that holds plenty of history for the Williams sisters, makes it an even more loaded contest. The triumph at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, comes six months after childbirth.
According to Dailymail.co.uk, Serena had previously planned to trademark the name Aneres to launch for a clothing line but later changed her plans.
Serena Williams said on Saturday she "literally didn't even think about" the canceled 2001 match.
The 36-year-old athlete-turned-fashion-designer is reportedly launching a cosmetics company, and to say that we're excited is a serious understatement.
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Sky Sports Arena will be showing the tennis live from Indian Wells, with coverage running from 6pm on Monday to 5.30am the following morning. The announcement drew boos from fans, who expressed doubt that she was indeed injured.
Against Bertens, she got in just 54 percent of her first serves and won just 63 percent of her first-serve points, leading to four breaks for her opponent. She said their father, Richard, would probably decide - an insinuation that their matches were rigged. In an interview with BBC, Serena said, "It's been hard". Venus enjoyed a resurgent 2017 season, but she began this year with losses to Angelique Kerber in Syndey and Belinda Bencic at the Australian Open. "You know, we can always stay in the tournament longer if the both of us are in the tournament", Serena said. "Seventeen years seems like forever ago".
Over the years, the two sisters have played out some memorable encounters but this one is surely the most unique of the lot.
They met for the first time in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open which Venus won 7-6 (7/4), 6-1. "We have a great little family going on".