Serena, Venus to meet for 30th time at US Open

Elena Summers
August 30, 2018

Serena leads the head-to-head matchup with Venus, 17-12, overall (they have met 15 times in Slams, with Serena taking 10 of those).

"(Serena is) definitely fully capable of winning tonight's match", she said.

"When I was designing [these jeans], I was inspired by that old picture from NY where the men are all sitting and all working in denim", Williams explained of the '90s-esque, medium-wash denim.

First of all, let us explain, her unacceptable catsuit was specifically worn to prevent blood clots following the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia, in 2017.

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".

Venus, a seven-time Grand Slam champions, is one of three previous winners in Wuhan, having taken the title in 2015.

"It's a tough match to have so early in the tournament". We're both going to come out per usual and play our best in front of you guys. It's not the end of the world.

Venus, 38, and playing her 80th Slam, notched up her 775th career win by seeing off Giorgi. "Any other questions about anything else?" she barked.

Defending champion Sloane Stephens avoided an early exit, recovering from a set down to defeat Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina 4-6 7-5 6-2.

But 20 years since the sisters' first collision course in the Australian Open, which Venus won 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, another chapter awaits Friday. She took off the shirt and put it back on correctly while standing near the back of the court and was given a code violation by the chair umpire.

The incident sparked an immediate storm over sexism.

"Normally I say cheer for me, but I say cheer for who you want, me or Venus", said Serena, laughing, according to USA Today. "They are such different individuals and such different characters on the court". "My designs are inspired by strong, sexy, sophisticated, sassy, sure, smart, stylish, silly, and spontaneous women who are living their best lives, or making it up as they go-kinda like me".

The 36-year-old debuted the catsuit at the French Open in May.

Ukraine seventh seed Elina Svitolina was also an early victor on Wednesday, cruising past Tatjana Maria 6-2, 6-3 to avenge a first round defeat at the hands of the German player at Wimbledon last month. Nadal won 46 of 55 first-serve points and wore down Vasek Pospisil, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, in Ashe Stadium.

However, ninth seeded Julia Goerges, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon, slumped to a 7-6 (12/10), 6-3 defeat to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation.

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