Serena Williams Wins Match Against Venus at the 2018 US Open

Serena's next match will be against Kaia Kanepi.

On Friday night, Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams 6-1, 6-2 in the third round of the 2018 U.S. Open at New York City's Arthur Ashe Stadium. This latest content was the 30th time the sisters have played against one another professionally. 

Arthur Ashe Stadium:

Serena is on 🔥at the moment...#USOpen

Serena won despite rolling her ankle in the opening minutes of the highly anticipated match. The last time the two sisters faced off this early in a Grand Slam was all the way back at the 1998 Australian Open. Venus won that contest. 

It's been 20 years since Venus and Serena have faced off in the US Open.

"This was my best match since I returned," Serena said, perESPN. "I worked for it. I worked really hard these last three or four months. That's life, you have to keep working hard, no matter ups or downs you have. That's what I've been doing."

It's a little dusty in here 😭
Serena defeats her older sister for the 11th time in a major. The only women in the Open Era with as many wins in majors against one opponent are:

Martina Navratilova - 14 wins vs Chris Evert
Serena Williams - 11 wins vs Venus Williams
Steffi Graf - 11 wins vs Gabriela Sabatini

Serena's next match will be against Kaia Kanepi this coming Sunday. 

.@serenawilliams plays the best match since her return and now finds herself in R4...

Next up: Kanepi.#USOpen

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