Tweets of the Week: Serena vs. Venus

by: Jonathan Scott August 10, 2014

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One of the tropes commonly trotted out about matches between Venus and Serena Williams in the past week was this: Venus hadn't beaten her younger sister since 2009. After doing just that in three sets Saturday, Venus told Tennis Channel's Rennae Stubbs, "Yeah, it's been a minute. I don't think we've played that often ..." And the 34-year-old was correct. Though they faced off in singles matches five times in 2009, until Saturday, they had played just once since then, a forgettable thrashing that Serena delivered in the Family Circle Cup semifinals in 2013.

With that said, here's a smattering of this week's top tweets, ranging from thoughts on #SerenaVenusXXV to Ivo Karlovic continuing his deft social-media presence. It should go without saying that Jelena Jankovic and Gael Monfils make cameos herein:

Got a tip or a point to make? Hit me on Twitter at @jonscott9.

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