September 18, 2018 · 05:30 PM
Venus And Serena Williams Set To Meet In The Third Round Of The U.S. Open
August 29, 2018 · BOTWC Staff
Photo via: Sports Illustrated
It looks like another Williams sister-sister face-off is headed our way!
On Wednesday, Venus and Serena Williams both won their second-round match at the U.S. Open with Venus defeating Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5, and Serena defeating Carina Witthoft 6-2, 6-2. Now the dynamic sister duo will face each other in the third round of the tournament on Friday.
Serena Williams and Venus Williams faced off for the 1st time on tour in 1998.— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) August 30, 2018
20 years later, they will play for the 30th time on Friday for a spot in the Round of 16. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/ddY5nmNJD0
This will mark their earliest showdown at a major tournament in 20 years, and be the 30th meeting of their professional careers.
"Unfortunately and fortunately we have to play each other," Serena said. "We make each other better. We bring out the best when we play each other. It's what we do, so, I think we're used to it now."
Either way, we're rooting for the Williams sisters. Best of luck Venus and Serena.
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