Serena vs Venus Williams Showdown Scheduled For Friday At U.S. Open

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. "[I am] introducing Serena, my first independent clothing line for all the ladies out there being awesome", Williams says about the brand. Serena is No. 26, playing in only the seventh tournament since she was off the tour for more than a year while having a baby.

Serena Williams toppled Carina Witthoeft in the second round of the US Open to set up a Round of 32 matchup with big sister Venus Williams.

Since Venus won their first-ever clash in Australia, Serena, bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, has built up an advantage over the last two decades, enjoying a 17-12 head-to-head superiority.

The last time the two sisters met at a Grand Slam was in the 2017 Australian Open final, where Serena prevailed in straight sets. Once again, it's early in the tournament. So cheer for me, cheer for Venus.

Venus, the 2000 and 2001 champion in NY, made the third round for the 17th time with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Camila Giorgi of Italy. Anna Wintour looked pleased as she watched Williams beat Witthoeft.

There's no dimming Serena Williams' shine on the court!

"Bernard Giudicelli lives in another time", she said. "But I just found a way today, and sometimes it's not going to be the best, but you've just got to battle through".

Another commented: "If Serena Williams can nail a break point in a lavender tutu against someone thirteen years her junior in this NY heat, I guess I can put on some underwear in my apartment".

"I just kind of had to weather the storm and wait for my opportunities".

Top-seeded Rafael Nadal was in dominant form in his late-night match, winning 46 of 55 first-serve points to wear down Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. I had to make them to own them [laughs].

Seeded women who advanced on another day with the temperature topping 95 degrees included No. 7 Elina Svitolina and No. 8 Karolina Pliskova in straight sets.

  • Angelo Rivera