Baby Sister Serena Williams Slams Big Sis Venus On The Court

I'm not a big tennis watcher, but I caught a bit of the U.S. Open quarterfinal between sisters and my fellow Cali girls Venus and Serena Williams. Last nights show was a definite slug fest between the sisters at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

It didn't just seem like the quarterfinal though; It was more like a heavyweight boxing match between Tyson and Riddick Bow. It took about 2 1/2 hours to fight it out and 199 points between the two sisters and didn't get a definitive decision until a challenge was called, and an overrule made, on the final point of the tautest two-set drama you will ever see.

Serena Williams survived her big sister. She did it by the score of 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7), and by winning virtually every big point of the match. Don't ask me what this all means, I just know it was an exciting match.

"It definitely felt like a final of the U.S. Open," said No. 4 Serena, who is two victories away from her third Open title and her ninth Grand Slam title. "It just boiled down to one point here and there." In winning for the ninth time in the sisters' 17 meetings, the 26-year-old Serena didn't merely reverse the outcome of the Wimbledon final. She combined with her sister to end 10 days of mostly lopsided women's matches. The sisters themselves played four of them apiece, until they went after each other.

In tomorrow's semifinals, Serena will play No. 6 Dinara Safina.

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