Serena Williams Kills The US Open In A Tutu After Catsuit Ban

Serena Williams x 2018 US Open- Day 1

Serena Williams x 2018 US Open- Day 1

Sibling showdown No. 30 is locked in.

Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 win on Wednesday night means she will advance to the third round of the U.S. Open where she will face Venus.

Williams herself has said she's not too bothered by the catsuit ban, because "obviously, the Grand Slams have a right to do what they want to do", she said at a press conference at the US Open on Saturday.

The 2000 and 2001 champion in NY will face Serena for a place in the last 16 if the six-time victor gets past Germany's Carina Witthoeft under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights later in the day. "So hopefully I'll see her Friday".

Venus, the 16-seed, beat Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 earlier in the day on Wednesday. The 38-year-old, who suffers from Sjogrens Syndrome - an autoimmune disorder that can cause joint pain and sap energy levels - labored through the afternoon heat to help set up the anticipated rematch.

This will be only the second time the Williams sisters have met in the first week of a major.

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"I was happy to complete the match in the shade".

White famously wore a body suit to play in Wimbledon in 1985 - but was told during the tournament, the suit violated the dress code and she needed to change it or she couldn't continue. "It sets a tone for us".

Serena also leads the all-time series 17-12, with 10 of those wins coming in Grand Slam matches to Venus' five - the most recent coming in the 2017 Australian Open final, when a pregnant Serena swept Venus 6-4, 6-4.

They have faced each other since then, squaring off in March at the BNP Paribas Open.

That was a reference to Serena being in the early stages of pregnancy with her daughter Olympia. The sisters last played in Indian Wells this past spring, in Serena's first tournament back after giving birth to her first child.

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