Serena, Venus to meet for 30th time at US Open

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The matchup that everyone in the tennis world treasures - except for the two women involved - will take place Friday in Flushing as Serena and Venus Williams face off in the third round of the U.S. Open after both won in straight sets Wednesday. "I think when I was 5 years old, that's when I think I started liking it a lot", says Venus in the video.

After an even start to the second set Serena found an extra gear to win three games on the spin, including two further breaks of serve, to thrill the NY crowd and book an expected night session match-up with Venus, seeded 16th, on Friday.

Two-time champion Venus beat Italy's Camila Giorgi 6-4 7-5.

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According to USA Today, the two sisters first matched up against one another in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open, a match which Venus won.

The reason this match comes so early is that their rankings are not what they've been in the past.

Having lost an enduring opener in an hour and two minutes, Stephens broke three times in the second set only to be pegged back to 5-5 by Kalinina after receiving treatment for blisters on her hand. The tennis star said the catsuit made her "feel like a warrior" and was made out of compression fabric that helped her body deal with life-threatening blood clots when she gave birth.

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"I think that part is really remarkable", Serena said. "But whoever you're feeling like - me or Venus - it'll work".

Nike has utilised a home movie of a 9-year-old Serena Williams to produce an unmissable ad for the US Open. "Every year it's such a tough field in Wuhan so I'll be ready to compete hard amongst some really great players".

Meanwhile, Spanish 12th seed Garbine Muguruza succumbed to unseeded Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic who recovered from a set down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4 to book a third round clash with Australian Ashleigh Barty.

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