Williams sisters win, Ivanovic loses

Updated: January 21, 2010, 1:39 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The Williams sisters held court at the Australian Open on Thursday, a back-to-back Venus-Serena doubleheader that left the siblings still in the mix for yet another Grand Slam singles title.

Serena Williams, the Australian Open defending champion who has 11 major singles titles, beat Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1. Venus, who has seven, defeated Austrian Sybille Bammer 6-2, 7-5.

Venus preceded her sister at Hisense Arena with the roof open ...

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