Serena takes win in sibling grudge match

Sisters compete in lead-up to U.S. Open



August 14, 2020 - 2:54 PM

Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams touch rackets after Serena Williams won, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, during the second round of the Top Seed Open on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Top Seed Tennis Club in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by (Dylan Buell/Getty Images/TNS)

In sports, it’s not unusual for hyped-up individual matchups to disappoint — just ask anyone who’s blown hard-earned money on a subpar pay-per-view event.

But that certainly was not the case in central Kentucky on Thursday.

In a highly anticipated contest under highly unusual circumstances, two of the most iconic figures in the history of professional tennis put on an absolute show. Serena Williams and Venus Williams went toe-to-toe for two hours and 19 minutes in the second round of the Top Seed Open at Top Seed Tennis Club in Nicholasville, with younger sister Serena claiming the victory, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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