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Here are five of the most exciting Venus-Serena matches that have ever been played.

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Legendary tennis sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams faced off just hours ago in the round of 32 at the Indian Wells.

Venus won the tie 6-3, 6-4 to knock Serena who just recently returned to action after the birth of her child out of Indian Wells.

Everyone is still buzzing off that game, so we look back to the top five games between the two sisters.

Over the years, both sisters have played some scintillating tennis –and here are five of the most exciting Venus-Serena matches that have ever been played.

1. 2009 WTA Tour Championships Round-Robin

Serena Williams and Venus Williams play Serena and Venus delivered a thrilling game at the 2009 WTA Tour Championships (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arguably the greatest match between the two sisters, Venus and Serena came into the game on the back of brilliant forms during the 2009 WTA Tour.

With both sisters qualifying for the year-ending championships at Doha, Serena as the second seed while Venus was seventh.

It was the match of the tournament as with Venus taking the first set 7-5 before Serena bounced back to take the second 6-4.

In the third set, the sisters delivered a thrilling match with Serena saving a match point to send the set to a tiebreak.

Serena eventually won the tiebreak 7-4 to book her place in the semi-final. Venus, however, made it to the final after winning her final round-robin game where she was beaten again by Serena.

2. 2003 Australian Open final

Serena Williams and Venus Williams play Serena Williams beat Venus in two sets to win the 2003 Australian Open title (Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images)

In 2003, Venus and her sister Serena were two of the best tennis players in the world. Serena was the number one seed while Venus followed in number.

Firm favourites for the title both sisters met in the final, their fourth consecutive grand slam final between them. 

From the first minute, the match was intense, as both players showed pace and precision as they hit the ball.

The first set went into a tiebreak before Serena won it 7-4. Venus recovered well to take the second set 6-3 before Serena made the decisive break to win third set 6-4 to win her first Australian Open title.

3. 2003 Wimbledon final

Serena Williams and Venus Williams play Venus took the lead in the first but Serena bounced back to beat her sister in the 2003 Wimbledon final (Phil Cole/Getty Images)

After the thrilling Australian Open final match in 2003, the sisters met again in the final of another Grand Slam that same year.

Venus was still in her pomp and with Serena, they had contested five of the six Grand Slam finals from the 2001 US Open to the 2003 Australian Open.

After a disappointing French Open, they met in the final of Wimbledon, with Serena as number one seed and Venus as number four.

Venus took the lead in the first set but a ruthless Serena bounced back to take the next two set, taking the title she had won the previous year. 

4. 2008 US Open quarter-finals

Serena Williams and Venus Williams play Two sets from the Serena Vs Venus game at the 2008 US Open went into tiebreak (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The sisters had met just at the final of Wimbledon just a few months ago with Venus taking the day in three straight sets.

Both had been brilliant throughout the tournament before the quarter-final and the game began at an intense pace.

Venus broke first and was up a break at 5-3 but Serena remained calm and saved two points before going on the force a tiebreak which she went on to win8-6.

Venus broke first again in the second and just like the first set, was 5-3 up again but Serena held her nerve to take the set to the tiebreak.

It was an intense end-to-end tiebreak with Serena eventually taking the set 9-7 to win the match. Serena went on the win the US Open title. 

5. 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships semi-finals

Serena Williams and Venus Williams play Serena and Venus at the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Still, at the top of their games, the famous sisters met again in the semi-finals of the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships.

Venus surprising took the first set 6-1 but Serena ruthlessly fought back in the next two set to win.

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