Serena Williams gears up to launch her own beauty line
Mar 13 2018 by Johnny Bowman
She takes a career head-to-head record over Venus of 17-11 into their third-round clash.
"Everything is a bonus", said Serena after winning in one hour, 52 minutes on her second match point.
In the past, IndianWells - which is tennis' biggest tournament outside the majors - has had special significance for the sisters following an incident in 2001, when Venus and dad Richard were booed by spectators as they went to their seats for the IndianWells final.
Serena leads Venus 17-11 all time and has won eight of their last nine meetings, most recently the Australian Open final previous year.
It will be their earliest meeting since the sisters' first match in the series, a straight-sets victory by Venus in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open.
The Williams family believed their treatment was racially motivated.
When she entered the court, she was given a loud ovation from the packed arena, with many in the stadium standing and applauding her third appearance in Indian Wells in the last 17 years.
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"That's, you know, totally gone out of my mind", she said. Williams recently filed a trademark request for the name Aneres (the name of her clothing line and also Serena spelled backward) for a beauty brand with multiple product categories that could include skin care, fragrance, lipstick, eye shadow, mascara and makeup-removing products, among others.
"She gave me the trophy because I was so upset". She won four of the final five games of the second set, breaking Cirstea three times to close it out.
"She's playing really well and just honing her game".
"Olympia has tons of footage of me not being kind to myself". There have been so many days, even still, that I'm like "how am I going to keep going"?
"Yeah, I have come so far".
Still showing some rust from her long layoff, Serena hit just one ace and made 37 unforced errors to 32 for Bertens.