Serena Williams trades in Catsuit for Nike & Off-White Tutus at #USOpen!

On Friday, Serena and Venus Williams will face off for the 30th time on the tennis court when they meet at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows.

With her win on Wednesday, Venus is through to the third round in NY for the 17th time. "I'm pretty pumped to get through", added Venus, playing in her 80th Grand Slam event.

They have already faced off once this year, with Venus winning at Indian Wells, and younger sister Serena is expecting a hard match.

The last time the two sisters met at a Grand Slam was in the 2017 Australian Open final, where Serena prevailed in straight sets.

"Obviously it's early in the tournament, so both of us are going to be looking forward to continuing to play better", Venus said before Serena took the court for her match.

"If I would say my true feelings, it would be bleeped out, because it was ridiculous", said Azarenka.

No. 16-seed Venus punched her ticket to the duel earlier in the day by fending off Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Obviously I wish I could have been playing a little bit better.

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".

"Bernard Giudicelli lives in another time", she said. I mean, fantastic really.

Serena Williams made it through to the third round of the US Open on Wednesday, setting up a clash with sister Venus.

In other action, Sloane Stephens made it through after being taken to three sets by Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine, the defending champion eventually winning 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

"I felt the energy, definitely", Venus said.

"I think both of them are great athletes".

Elsewhere, two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza couldn't stave off an upset, leting a lead slip away in a stunning loss to 202nd-ranked Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Other seeded winners on the women's side included No. 8 Elina Svitolina, No.15 Elise Mertens, No 19 Anastasija Sevastova and No.23 Barbora Strycova, all in straight sets.

  • Rosalie Stanley