Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his win over Hyeon Chung of Korea during of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 15, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP
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Roger Federer and Venus Williams won in straight sets Thursday, extending the 36-year-old Swiss superstar's bid for a record sixth title in the desert and the 37-year-old American's attempt to win her first.Federer won the Australian Open in January and has regained the No. 1 ranking.Williams returned to the top 10 last year after being runner-up at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.With Rod Laver and Pete Sampras looking on, Federer fired 12 aces and was broken just once.Federer went on to win the title and at 36 is the No. 1 player again. Federer saved a handful of break points in the first game of the second set and then broke Chung twice, including on a double fault to take a 5-1 lead.At 37, Williams is the oldest player in the draw.
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