Venus sets a match for all Williams with Serena at the Italian Open

ROME: Venus Williams He Will Confront His Serene Sister In The Second Round Of The Italy Open After Battling Past Elise Mertens 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) In Rome On Monday.

Williams Came Out On Top Of A Tight Contest That Went All The Way To A Third-set Tie-break Despite Her Winning Five Games On The Bounce, Letting The Belgian Back In By Six Match Points On Her Serve In The Eighth Game.

She Missed A Further Two Match Points As Mertens Battled To The Set At 6-6, Before Finally Taking The Match In The Tie-break And Setting Up A Headline-grabbing Clash With Her 10th-seed Sibling.