Venus Beats Serena in Columbian Exhibition

As evident in the photo above Venus is jubliant getting the win in her comeback to tennis, after having to pull out of the US Open due to the recently diagnosed auto-immune disorder.

“Good afternoon, thanks to Grand Slam Productions for this great party and thanks to everyone here,” said Serena after the match that was played in the Plaza de Toros La Macarena.

A crowd of some 8,000 fans watched as Venus defeated Serena 6-4, 7-6 in 1 hour and 33 minutes on the clay court. 

 

Reprint below is translated from El Mundo.Com

Medellin enjoyed the great show that the Williams sisters gave!

 November 23, 2011

With a broad smile, a big applause and a few words in Spanish, enough to understand that they wanted to give thanks for the invitation to Colombia, the American sisters Serena and Venus Williams today in Medellín gave a tennis extravaganza in which all won.

“We are very happy to be here in Colombia for the first time, thanks to Grand Slam Productions, and thanks to all Colombia,” said the winner of the game, Venus Williams.

Although it was an exhibition match, the tennis world exnúmero showed a great professionalism after you take it with all the seriousness of the case, to the point of view at times a bit disjointed Serena for a bad point or a double fault. However, during the pendency of the match both players showed the eight thousand people who came to the sports arena, why continue to be part of the best players in the world.

A little more relaxed in the game was Venus that who supported most of the time by the public, a fact which motivated enough to prevail in the first set 6-4, taking advantage of some blunders of his sister.  Serena, meanwhile, had started the game with a serious expression, which eventually became diluted, so the second set was a little more close, to the point of going to “tie break”, which finally Venus reimposed 7-5.

After the game, smiles and applause mutual between players and assistants took over the Plaza de Toros, and the players were happy to be first not only in Colombia but also in South America. And the Medellin public thanked him, because they could be very close to them to the players who have won 82 tournaments between the WTA.

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