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Whoever Wins, It Will Be a Glory for the Family

Posted January. 23, 2003 22:34,   


The sisters of Venus and Serena Williams (USA) with 15 months difference are facing each other at the major tennis championship for 4 consecutive times.

It was the Women`s Single semi-final of the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open held at the Melbourne Park on the 23rd. The number one player of the world, the younger sister Serena, turned around the situation of losing 1-5 in the final set against the 4th player of the world Kim Clisters (Belgium) and won a dramatic come-from-behind victory with a score of 2-1 (4-6, 6-3, 7-5) after 2 hours and 13 minutes of deadly match. Before this match, the number two player of the world Venus defeated the 5th player of the world Justin Eneng easily with a score of 2-0 (6-3, 6-3) in one hour 13 minutes. The match between the sisters will be held on the 25th, and if Serena wins it, she is completing a ‘career Grand Slam’ for the first time after Staffi Graff of 1994. However, the elder sister Venus, who has been unfortunately forced to satisfy as a runner-up in the majors for 3 consecutive times, is swearing a revenge and challenges for her 5th Grand Slam Trophy of the career. Venus said, “I must fight in the court. I am hungry for a major title. Whoever is the opponent, even if it is my sister, I don’t want to lose.

Jong-Seok Kim kjs0123@donga.com