Serena Williams knocked out by sister Venus at Indian Wells

Venus Williams and Serena Williams talk as they play during a match

Serena beat Venus in the final of the 2017 Australian Open, her last match before taking a hiatus from tennis due to her pregnancy. "Came out and crushed it", Federer told the media after dismissing 25th-seeded Filip Krajinovic to reach the Indian Wells round of 16.

That this is Indian Wells, a tournament that holds plenty of history for the Williams sisters, makes it an even more loaded contest.

"It's a huge difference to play her in the semifinals or even the quarterfinals or a final as opposed to the third round", she said. Serena admitted that she cried in the locker room for "hours" after defeating Clijsters.

Collins, ranked 116th and making her first appearance in the main draw, is just starting her second year on the WTA Tour.

Charlie Pasarell, then the tournament director, said in the same USA Today story that he didn't discount Richard Williams was racially abused.

The crowd's treatment led to a 14-year boycott by the sisters, which Serena finally ended in 2015. Serena's shot went wide to set up her sister's first match point.

"That's totally gone out of my mind", she said. "Seventeen years seems like forever ago".

"It was in juniors", said Serena. Yeah, she's already the greatest of all time when it comes to women's tennis, but he reminded her that she's also the world's greatest mom. "It nearly doesn't matter, but it would just be incredible to see her do it now". I can really learn from her.

There was booing and jeering, and some of Serena's unforced errors where cheered as she claimed the title in three sets. It pisses me off and saddens me like I lost, I hate losing. I definitely don't have a favorite match. I think they hardly played any juniors, really, which made it more of a mystery, because you just didn't know exactly what to expect from them. "I just want to do the best that I can".

The sisters were supposed to play each other in the desert in 2001.

Despite the loss Serena still leads their career series 17-12.

Eighth seed Venus Williams moves into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a straight-set victory over No. 35 Romania's Sorana Cirstea.

The tennis ace gave birth to her first child on September 1 a year ago and this is her first professional tennis tournament post Australian Open 2017, in which she had clinched the title. Hopefully she decides to play a lot and enjoy herself in the process and get back to who knows how high? "When she's missing, it's not by much". "She served very consistently". There were moments literally when I'm in the hospital bed and I just think about that.

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