Serena won BNP Paribas Showdown

Serena the winner of BNP 09

Serena the winner of BNP 09

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Reigning US and Australian Open champion Serena Williams defeated elder sister Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the made-for-television Billie Jean King Cup one-day tennis event.

During their final match

During their final match

jelena vs venus on semi - venus won

jelena vs venus on semi - venus won

Jelena after a tight loss to venus

Jelena after a tight loss to venus

Venus Williams, coming off WTA titles in Dubai and Acapulco, opened by defeating 2008 year-end number one Jelena Jankovic 6-4 in one no-ad scoring semi-final.

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ana against serena-serena won

Serena Williams beat 2008 French Open winner Ana Ivanovic 6-3.

Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic received 250,000 dollars while Venus Williams settled for a runner-up prize of 300,000 dollars in the 1.2 million-dollar event.

BNP star's attended a luncheon (tuesday)

BNP star's attended a luncheon (tuesday)

030209 / photo via WTA

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