The tennis ace gave birth to her first child on September 1 previous year and this is her first professional tennis tournament post Australian Open 2017, in which she had clinched the title. "When she's missing, it's not by much". "Just have to go out there and see how I am and do my best".
This is the first time the siblings will play each other at the BNP Paribas Open.
The Williams sisters have played each other many times before (Picture: AP)When is Serena vs Venus?
"I literally didn't even think about it", Serena replied, when asked whether she was happy the match would finally get to take place.
"She looked like she never lost a step", Venus said of her younger sister.
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Serena Williams has mastered the game of tennis, with a recent win on March 8 against Zarina Diyas. In other matches, fifth seed Dominic Thiem beat Greek 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 while South African seventh seed Kevin Anderson overcame Russian Evgeny Donskoy 7-5, 6-4. While Aneres just so happens to spell out the tennis star's name backward, it is also the designated title of her discounted clothing line (which is still available for purchase under "Serena Williams Signature Statement" via HSN's website). "You know, we can always stay in the tournament longer if the both of us are in the tournament", Serena said. This is just her third appearance in the California desert in 17 years.
"It's a huge difference to play her in the semi-finals or even the quarter-finals or a final as opposed to the third round". She said their father, Richard, would probably decide - an insinuation that their matches were rigged.
Serena, unseeded in the wake of her long layoff, admitted she would have preferred not to come up against her sister so soon in the draw. Venus enjoyed a resurgent 2017 season, but she began this year with losses to Angelique Kerber in Syndey and Belinda Bencic at the Australian Open. "First of all, 17 years ago seems like forever ago".
"I still have a lot to give".