Serena Williams proceeded with her comeback to tennis with a 7-6(5) 7-5 win upon Kiki Bertens at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, setting up a third-round experience with her sister Venus.
Serena, who is coming back to the game in the wake of taking over a year away to have a child, was battered on occasion however utilized her energy to wear out the Dutch 29th seed in Indian Wells, California.
“She began extremely solid,” said 23-times grand slam champion Serena in a courtside meet. “I was (considering) I’ve quite recently got the chance to continue onward and do as well as can be expected.
“I’m only cheerful to be around here. Everything is a reward.”
Venus moved into the third round by beating Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-3 6-4 in the first match.
It will be the most punctual meeting between the two since their first expert match in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open. Monday’s match will be the 29th between the combine, with Serena driving the no holds barred record 17-11.