Serena Williams, 36, will face her elder sister Venus Williams, 38, for the 30th time on Friday night time at the Arthur Ashe Stadium after they booked their spots in the third round of the US Open.
Serena eased into the third round encounter with a 6-2, 6-2 win over German world quantity 101 Carina Witthoeft on Tuesday, whereas her sister Venus made it into the third round with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Camila Giorgi of Italy.
That is the pair’s earliest assembly at a serious since the Australian Open in 1998, and likewise their second encounter of 2018 and the 30th profession WTA Tour match between the two.
Talking forward of the conflict, Serena stated: ‘Each match is simply wanting ahead to the subsequent, which goes to clearly be extremely laborious,’
‘It’s clearly a tricky match. It’s so younger in the match. It’s what it’s. In an excellent world, we’d meet later.
Whereas Venus stated in her post-match press convention: ‘Yeah, I imply, clearly, it’s early in the match, so each of us are going to be wanting ahead to persevering with to play higher. ‘Clearly, it’s undoubtedly a tricky draw,’ she stated in her on-court interview.