Those conspiracy theorists out there would probably assume that after Venus won the first set that Serena would kind of roll over and let her sister win. I mean, a win by Serena would pretty much ensure her spot in the semis but eliminate Venus from the tourney.
But as I said yesterday, how many times have we seen Venus take the first set only to lose? Well it happened for the second straight day, as she would drop the second and third sets. For the most part neither sister was able to play well at the same time, save for the very end of the third set, when all of a sudden things got really good. And I was reminded in this match that when Venus is playing well she's really fun to watch on hard courts. So graceful.
But anyway, Serena pretty much secures her spot out of the Maroon group and she gets the #1 ranking.
So drink it up (Lachaim!).