It will be a family clash again! Sister vs. Sister! Five-time Wimbledon champion versus Five-time Wimbledon champion. Williams versus Williams. World No.1 Serena Williams up against World No.16 Venus Williams. It will be a career 26th clash for the two sisters of Compton, the 6th to be witnesses on Wimbledon's grass.
While Venus easily got to the fourth round dominating Aleksandra Krunic in straight sets with the final score of 6-3 6-2, Serena reached the feat in much more dramatic fashion. After all, it seems no Serena's match can happen without drama lately.
Since winning the French Open coming back four times from a set down, the American World No.1 has found out resilience is her biggest weapon in this 2015 year. That means believing you can win when no one does. Staying on court and accept that you won't be able to compete at your best, but with what you have got.
And what you've got has to be enough, even though you know you have so much more to give. Tennis is a mental game, and Serena Williams mentally is one of the toughest competitors out there. Losing the second set against Brit Heather Watson betrayed by her best and favorite shot, her serve, Serena had to see the bottom very close to find her will to climb back.
Bottom rimes with being 0-3 down in the third set, your opponent playing unbelievable tennis on her backhand, the entire home crowd on her side, cheering on every point, even if that is your unforced error. It also rimes with your opponent serving for the match up 5-4 in the third set, two points away from winning the match.
In all those occasions Serena didn't settle, but rather went for her shots. She needed 5 consecutive winners to come back from 2-3 in the third. She needed more winners to win that 10th game with Heather serving to close out the contest.
She did it, she broke and stayed in the match. Roaring, shouting her "C'Mon" full power and loudness. She was not going to surrender her calendar Grand Slam dream without putting up a fight. Paris taught her how to survive, and now the dream is alive.
Serena wins 6-2 4-6 7-5. Hawk-Eye confirms the American's ball is in. Serena is till in. The Williams family is in. Venus awaits...