Sibling rivalry

Serena ousts Venus in match at Wimbledon

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It might be the nicest sibling rivalry in the history of sibling rivalries. The Williams sisters competed against each other for the 26th time on Monday since they’ve been on the professional tennis circuit and, as has increasingly become the case over the course of their careers, Serena prevailed over her older sister Venus on the grass Center Court at Wimbledon in dominating fashion. Serena triumphed 6-4, 6-3, but did not for a second take the opportunity to gloat or relish the victory. Instead, when the match ended, Serena showed no emotion and did not celebrate. The sisters approached the net, hugged each other and then exited the court together. The win sends Serena to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. If she can win the tournament, she’ll only need to emerge victorious at the U.S. Open later this summer to complete the rare feat of winning a calendar year Grand Slam, or sweeping all the major tournaments in one season. That hasn’t been done since Steffi Graf pulled it off in 1988.

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