Big sister taught little sister a lesson


Venus Williams - Rogers Cup 2014 - DSC_0751

The title of this post is what world number one Serena Williams tweeted after falling to big sis Venus Williams in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup. During this brilliant week for her, the unseeded Venus has won four of her five matches in three sets. Apparently, she has succeeded in keeping her Sjogren’s syndrome under control, whilst working hard both physically and mentally.

The 25th career clash of the Williams sisters was a high-quality match and the numbers support it: both players had a +3 differential of winners to unforced errors and the defeated defending champion Serena hit a staggering 19 aces in the match, the most in a match this season. By recording her first victory over Serena in more than five years, with the score 6-7(2) 6-2 6-3, Venus will get back into the Top 20.

It’s hard to predict the outcome of her upcoming final against third seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who advanced by beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-6(1) 7-6(3). Does Venus have energy left in her tank to go past the Pole, who is among the last players you’d like to meet when you’re tired? Radwanska won her last two meetings with Venus, both in 2012, while Venus leads their head-to-head record 5-3.


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