Friday January 18, 2013
Serena to give Venus tips before Sharapova match
SERENA Williams has beaten Maria Sharapova in all of their last nine meetings and plans to pass on key tips to big sister Venus ahead of her Australian Open clash with the Russian today.
Venus is still on the comeback trail from injury and illness and will need all the assistance she can get in her third round match with the world number two. Serena said she was ready to help.
“It will be a big match. I think Venus obviously has nothing to lose, and she will play great tennis. She will do her best,” she said of her sister, who has not won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2008.
No one is better placed to give advice than Serena on how to tackle the second seed, with nine straight wins against her since 2005, and 10 overall in their 12 career meetings.
Asked if she would be giving Venus tips, she replied: “Yeah, obviously I will, but, you know, at the end of the day, she will be fine.” – AFP