Serena Williams knocked out from Indian Wells by sister Venus

Mar 13, 2018, 11:11 IST | AFP

Serena Williams, playing in her first WTA tournament since giving birth in September, crashed out of the Indian Wells tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to her sister Venus on Monday

Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of United States pose before the start of their tennis match during Day 8 of BNP Paribas Open on March 12, 2018 in Indian Wells. Pic/AFP
Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of United States pose before the start of their tennis match during Day 8 of BNP Paribas Open on March 12, 2018 in Indian Wells. Pic/AFP

Serena Williams, playing in her first WTA tournament since giving birth in September, crashed out of the Indian Wells tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to her sister Venus on Monday.

Venus closed out the 29th career meeting between the two on her second match point as Serena sailed a forehand long to end the third round match. Their most recent meeting was the 2017 Australian Open which Serena won before taking a 15-month hiatus due to a pregnancy.

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