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Venus Williams moves into third round at BNP Paribas Open

IANS  |  Indian Wells (US) 

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

The seven-time Grand Slam champion won her opening match on Saturday held at Indian Wells, California, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, and now faces the winner between her younger sister Serena Williams, 36, and No. 29 seed Kiki Bertens of the in the next round, reports

Venus achieved victory behind winning 81 per cent of Cirstea's second service points, leading her to six breaks of serve during the match.

It was Venus' seventh appearance in the desert, and third since 2001, after an absence of 15 years.

At 37, Venus is the oldest in women's single draw at 2018 Indian



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 12:26 IST