Serena beat Venus to win Billie Jean King Cup exhibition
New York: – On Monday Serena Williams win the Billie Jean King Cup exhibition by beating her older sister Venus 6-4 6-3, marking the return of women’s tennis to Madison Square Garden after a nine-year absence.
Serena the Australian Open champion, who defeated 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 6-3 in her one-set semi-final, collected $400,000 in the first women’s matches at the Garden since the 2000 WTA Championships.
Venus, The winner of Dubai and Acapulco tournaments, settled for $300,000. The reigning Wimbledon champion beat world number three Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-4 in her first match.
After a tough final Serena said that, "Venus and I are so excited to be playing here,” during which she slipped over while chasing baseline retrieval and later crashed onto the blue court when trying to reach a backhand volley.
The 27-year-old world number one said, "It was really good, really intense."
Venus, who leads the sisters’ WTA tournament head-to-head series 10-9, said: "I tried but Serena was too good."