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Serena, Venus all geared up for Rome rematch


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Serena Williams will face sister Venus in the 2nd round of Italian Open more than two decades after they last faced each other in Rome. Four-time Rome winner Serena made her comeback after two months out with injury winning 6-4, 6-2 against Swedish qualifier Rebecca Petersen. But 38-year-old Venus, whose only Rome title was in 1999, required over three hours to battle past Belgian Elise Mertens 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4).