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New York, Aug 30, 2018 (AFP) –

SPOTLIGHT

Serena, Venus to meet for 30th time at U.S. Open

Serena and Venus Williams
will clash for the 30th time on Friday with a place in the last 16 of the US Open at stake.

Six-time champion Serena eased into the third round encounter with a 6-2, 6-2 win over German world 101 Carina Witthoft.

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

Friday’s match will be the earliest the sisters have met at a Slam since the 1998 Australian Open in what was their first ever career clash.AFP

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