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Sister Act: Serena beats Venus to reach Lexington quarter-final

Baku, August 14, AZERTAC

Serena Williams survived another scare to beat older sister Venus 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Thursday in the latest instalment of their reluctant on-court sibling rivalry to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky, according to Reuters.

Serena, who in her first-round match of the spectator-free tournament was five points from defeat against world number 60 Bernarda Pera, had to rally back from a set down and 4-2 final set deficit to prevail in a thrilling battle.

With the win, Serena improved to 19-12 in career head-to-head meetings with Venus.

Serena will face either Canadian qualifier Leylah Fernandez or American wildcard Shelby Rogers in next round.

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