Women: Venus Williams bt Serena Williams 6-3, 6-4; Anastasija Sevastova bt Julia Georges 6-3, 6-3; Carla Suarez bt Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-3; Caroline Garcia bt Daria Gavrilova 7-5, 6-4; Danielle Collins bt Sofya Zhuk 6-4, 6-4; Angelique Kerber bt Elena Vesnina 7-5, 6-2; Caroline Wozniacki bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 2-6, 6-3; Darya Kasatkina bt Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3.
The seven-time major victor defeated Serena for the first time since 2014, while claiming her first straight-sets win against her youngster sister since 2008, despite a late stumble.
"I think this is the best she's played in a while". "It's just that she is out of touch... give her a couple of tournaments and she will be back at her best".
The world No. 8-ranked Venus had the advantage of a full year of excellent match play, while Serena was making her first tournament appearance in 14 months.
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He had four aces but served poorly overall, making four double faults. "It feels insane . I mean, I'm still in shock", Anisimova said.
Serena, 36, saved a match point against her elder sister but hit a forehand long to end the contest. It definitely felt better than the first round, but I'm still a little rusty. "Then I wouldn't be who I am", Serena said.
It was Venus' first victory over record 23-time grand slam victor Serena in their last four meetings but Serena still leads their head-to-heads 17-12.
Serena Williams says she has "a long way to go" before finding top form, as she continues her return to tennis.
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Venus told reporters that she never counted the 23-times grand slam champion out of the match.
"I haven't played in over a year", she said. 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. My room for improvement is incredible.
"I haven't played in over a year". Seventeen years ago they stirred controversy when the sisters were scheduled to meet in the semi-finals of the tournament, but Venus withdrew, automatically handing Serena a walkover. "It's just afterward I don't like it as much".
"So I have just got to keep saying each tournament my goal is just to be better than the last, and I don't - definitely don't want to go backwards". Even with the baby, like, a trial run of traveling with the baby and all of this is just so new to me.
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Meanwhile, Roger Federer was also asked about Serena's comeback, and said that it could turn into the tennis story of the year.