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Serena vanquisher Vinci argues with Venus on match point


Venus beat Vinci, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4), in the Wuhan Open semis. (AP)


Come at the queen, you best not miss.


But that’s just what Roberta Vinci did against Venus Williams in their Wuhan Open semifinal encounter in China on Friday. Vinci came back from 4-1 down in the third set and found herself in a tiebreak battle to end the match. Not so invincible against the House of Williams on this day, she soon found herself down 6-4 in said tiebreak. Tension ran sky-high as Venus held double match point on the Vinci serve.


After watching a fault, Venus set up slowly for a second-serve return as the ball boy bounded away with the ball from Vinci’s errant serve. Vinci, already irritated by the amount of time Venus was taking between a couple of previous points, came off her emotional hinges.