Serena Williams moves into third round, will take on sister Venus

Sherman Parsons
August 30, 2018

You can catch her in action in a Round of 32 match on Friday where she will meet her sister, Venus Williams, in an all-Williams showdown. We would have liked to have played later but it is what it is.

The 2000 and 2001 champion in NY will face Serena for a place in the last 16 if the six-time victor gets past Germany's Carina Witthoeft under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights later in the day. In terms of winners and unforced errors, this translates to 30 winners and 10 unforced errors for Williams and 10 winners and 15 unforced errors for the German.

Venus, ranked 16th, advanced to Friday's third round matchup by defeating Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 earlier on Wednesday.

They will play Friday, and it is going to be their 30th tour-level encounter - plus, of course, all those times when they traded shots from across the net as kids in California, then on practice courts all around the world.

She leads the series, 17-12, including 10-5 at majors.

And today, in her second win - this time against Germany's Carina Witthöft she wore the same outfit only this time it was in lavender. Her entry, meanwhile, means that all of the previous titleholders in the five-year-old tournament will be present, with two-time victor Petra Kvitova and defending champion Caroline Garcia also playing. "It sets a tone for us".

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It's also soonest the sisters have played each other at any Grand Slam since their very first tour match, all the way back at the 1998 Australian Open.

Ex-pro tennis player Anne White says she knows howSerena Williams feels about the ban on her catsuit at the French Open. because she went through the exact same thing back in the '80s. They last competed against each other in March during the third round at Indian Wells.

That was a reference to Serena being in the early stages of pregnancy with her daughter Olympia.

Following each of their second-round wins at the Open, both sisters were asked about what it would be like to play each other once again. "It's a tough draw". She paired the black look with a leather biker jacket.

After a third question about facing Serena, Venus had had enough.

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