Serena loses to Venus in Indian Wells battle of the Williams’
Serena Williams has crashed out of Indian Wells after losing 6-3 6-4 to sister Venus.
Serena was playing in her first tournament since giving birth last September and faced her sister for the 29th time, with Venus winning all but four of their meetings.
Serena was forced to save three break points to hold her first service game but subsequently lost her third to love as Venus took a 4-2 lead before serving the set.
Venus then dominated the second set too, despite suffering a late break of her own, to seal what was in reality a fairly comfortable and routine win.
The number eight seed will go on to face Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in the fourth round, who beat Julia Goerges in straight sets 6-3 6-3.
Second seed and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki is through to the fourth round after seeing off Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 2-6 6-3, while US Open champion Sloane Stephens lost to Daria Kasatkina 6-4 6-3.
Caroline Garcia beat Daria Gavrilova 7-5 6-4 to set up a match with Angelique Kerber, who beat Elena Vesnina 7-5 6-2.
Meanwhile, wildcard Danielle Collins beat Sofya Zhuk 6-4 6-4 and will face Carla Suarez Navarro, who beat number four seed Elina Svitolina 7-5 6-3.
Tennis365’s live scores and results centre: Follow day three from the 2021 French Open here…
Catch the live action from Roland Garros with our scores centre…
Novak Djokovic turns his attention to Stefanos Tsitsipas and French Open final after epic semi-final
The Serb handed Nadal just his third defeat at Roland Garros.
ATP Queen’s Club draw: Andy Murray and Dan Evans find out their first-round opponents
Andy Murray has not played since March.
2021 French Open men’s final info, head-to-head, betting and preview: Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
All the info you need ahead of the 2021 French Open men’s final.
Mats Wilander on GOAT debate after Novak Djokovic win: ‘There could be three guys on 20 after Wimbledon’
“We have to start talking about the GOAT,” says Wilander.
Johanna Konta makes progress while Dan Evans fails as grass-court season gathers pace
Johanna Konta’s fine form continues at Viking Open.
‘A night you will remember forever’ – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal react to their French Open epic
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on their French Open epic.
French Open day 13: A four-hour and 11-minute Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal epic, HawkEye debate rages on
The story of the 13th day of action at Roland Garros.
Novak Djokovic dethrones Rafael Nadal to reach French Open final
Rafael Nadal suffered just his third loss at the French Open.
Phenomenal Novak Djokovic pulls off sensational win to end Rafael Nadal’s French Open reign
Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s reign as champion.