Serena beats Venus in exhibition

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 03, 2012
Serena Williams promised to avenge an earlier loss to Venus and delivered Sunday, beating her older sister 6-3, 6-4 in South Africa for just her fourth win in 13 exhibition matches between the American siblings. The No. 3-ranked Serena, the current Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Olympic champion, broke once in each set to get one back after losing in straight sets to Venus in Nigeria on Friday. As with their exhibition in Lagos, Venus - in an eye-catching maroon and white dress - laughed and joked and played up to the crowd all through the contest at Ellis Park Indoor Arena in Johannesburg. Serena was serious in the first set but lightened up in the second, rallying with a delighted ball girl at one point while Venus went off court for a toilet break.
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