BNP Paribas Open, 🇺🇸🌴 Indian Wells R3 Prediction
🇺🇸 (9) Venus Williams vs. 🇺🇸 Serena Williams
This promises to be a memorable clash as Venus and Serena go head-to-head for the 29th time. This is the greatest rivalry in women’s tennis, the two greatest players of this era. On this occasion I think Venus has a good chance to cause an upset. Whilst Serena has been fairly dominant over the last few years in this match-up, I think Serena is vulnerable right now and Venus is the right player to take advantage.
Serena has managed to come through her first couple of matches in straight sets this week but on both occasions she was in a vulnerable positions at times. Her opponents were not good enough to take advantage but Venus will not make the same mistakes. It is understandable that Serena is not quite at her best right now given the time she spent away from the game, in that time Venus has consistently been one of the best players in the world and has had a great record at the biggest events. I expect Venus to be a bit sharper in the critical moments and just edge past her younger sister in what will be a really close match.