“Compared to Friday, there wasn’t much drama in Serena Williams’ match against older sister Venus Williams at Wimbledon. But if that disappointed the neutral in the siblings’ 26th meeting and first at a grand slam in six years, the world No. 1 surely didn’t mind.
As Serena predicted after her nervy victory over home hope Heather Watson in the third round — when she was two points away from exiting — those watching inside tennis’ most famous arena made Venus the crowd favorite.
One can understand why. Venus is seemingly closer to the end of her career than Serena at the age of 35, was the underdog and is a past champion at Wimbledon, owning five titles — like her sister. “