Venus eyes potential clash with Serena

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You can catch her in action in a Round of 32 match on Friday where she will meet her sister, Venus Williams, in an all-Williams showdown.

"The last time we played in Australia it was two against one so this time it will be fair", joked Venus of her most recent meeting with her sister at the 2017 Australian Open, when Serena won the title despite being in the early stages of pregnancy. The other was in the very first one in which they played each other, the 1998 Australian Open.

She faces Belarus' Victoria Azarenka next, after the former world number one beat Daria Gavrilova 6-1 6-2.

Venus, the 2000 and 2001 champion in NY, made the third round for the 17th time with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Camila Giorgi of Italy.

Having opened up a double break lead, 36-year-old Serena was forced to save three break points in the seventh game before she wrapped up the opener on the Witthoeft serve.

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"It's a tough match to have so early in the tournament".




"I hope that we get to play". "Any other questions about anything else?"

And Venus is hoping she can be reunited with her sister for the first time in nearly two years.

But the advert is no ordinary sports promo, as Nike has utilised home movies of a 9-year-old Williams with her father, Richard Williams, who can be heard encouraging her and telling her to imagine she is at the US Open - a tournament she has now won an incredible six times.

"I think that part is really remarkable", Serena said. "They are such different individuals and such different characters on the court".

Stephens, who said she had "two bites of sushi and a slushy" during the 10-minute heat break before the final set, bemoaned the conditions on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"I think that sometimes we've gone too far".

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