Venus williams signed the duel with his sister Serena in the Lexington second round, International category tournament and on hard court, after defeating Victoria Azarenka by a blunt 6-3 and 6-2 in one of the most outstanding duels of the first round. Venus returns to the competition in this tournament after a five-month hiatus due to the pandemic, in an event that also marks the return of the great circuits to the United States and is held behind closed doors.
Already before, also on his return to the tracks since the suspension of the circuit due to the coronavirus, Serena, the first seed of the tournament, had been undone by 4-6, 6-4 and 6-1 of Bernarda pear. Champion this year in Auckland, the youngest of the Williams sisters had not played since the beginning of February, when she defended the colors of the United States in the Federation Cup. He did not participate in the start of the American tour after the Australian Open.
Serena will therefore face a more demanding duel against Venus in one of the classics of the WTA circuit in the second round. The Williams sisters haven’t measured each other for two years, in the third round of the US Open, where Serena passed over Venus 6-1 and 6-2. Last year they should have been measured in Rome, but Serena was unable to play the match due to injury. Serena dominates Venus 18-12 in the head to head.