While sister Serena is taking the rest of the 2017 tennis season off as she is expecting a child in the coming months, Venus Williams has carried the family torch on the court nicely in recent months.
Williams is coming off a finals appearance at Wimbledon in July, and is poised to contend for a US Open title in several weeks. Meanwhile, she is in Ohio at this week’s Western and Southern Open, taking advantage of one final tune-up before the final Grand Slam event of the season.
On Tuesday, the 37-year-old Williams turned back the clock and easily defeated her 27-year-old foe Alison Riske by a 6-2, 6-0 margin.
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