Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Serena Williams to launch cosmetics line

Serena Williams to launch cosmetics line

Williams has said she spent "hours crying in the Indian Wells locker room" after the final, and would not return to the tournament until 2015.

This is the first time the siblings will play each other at the BNP Paribas Open.

According to, Serena had previously planned to trademark the name Aneres to launch for a clothing line but later changed her plans. She got her first win of the year against Sorana Cirstea (6-3, 6-4) on Saturday, but she couldn't have gotten a much more hard third-round draw, as she's lost three straight and five of the last six against the 23-time Grand Slam victor. She said their father, Richard, would probably decide - an insinuation that their matches were rigged.

Venus did her part to set up the marquee match when she dismantled World No.35 Sorana Cirstea 6-3, 6-4 in just 79 minutes. Maybe hers are all natural, or maybe she's already found the best brow enhancer and doesn't think she can make a better one (though that wouldn't really align with her competitive spirit).

Asked about the semi-final match that never happened, Serena said she has tried to forget.

The 36-year-old professional tennis player - who has five-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia with her husband Alexis Ohanian - is reportedly planning to launch a range of beauty products under the name "Aneres", which is Serena spelled backwards.

"That's, you know, totally gone out of my mind", Serena said Saturday.

Venus is enjoying a resurgence on the Tour after a string of injuries limited her playing time for several seasons. "We can always stay in the tournament longer if the both of us are in the tournament". In fact, it's the first time they've met before the Round of 16 since their very first head-to-head matchup more than 20 years ago.

"I still have a lot to give".

She fell behind 3-1 early in the second set but rallied by holding serve in the fifth game.

Danish second seed Caroline Wozniacki beat Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena 6-4 6-1, while Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina defeated German Mona Barthel 6-4 6-3. She won her opening match at the ETA Indian Wells event with a 7-5, 6-3, victory over Zarina Diyas.

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