Serena Williams and Venus Williams go head to head for the highly anticipated quarter finals of the U.S. Open, tonight (Sept. 8).
This is their 27th match against each other and tonight will mark the fifth competition in U.S. Open. Each Williams sister has won two U.S. Open titles in Flushing and tonight, the tie will be broken.
Currently, Serena is 15-11 against her older sister Venus and is the U.S. Open’s top seed, holds the No.1 slot in the entire world, and is the three-time defending champion. If Venus wins, this knocks Serena from her calendar Grand Slam, winning all four majors in one year.
If Venus loses to her little sister, Serena will be the second woman in tennis history to win a Grand Slam since Maureen Connolly in 1953. No pressure.
Although these sisters have played each other many times before, they’ve both taken their wins and their losses with a grain of salt. Still, there’s not a player that Serena fears more than her very own sister Venus, for obvious reasons.
“I’m playing, for me, the best player in the tournament, and that’s never easy,” Serena told USA TODAY. “She’s beaten me so many times. She’s a player that knows how to win, knows how to beat me and knows my weaknesses better than anyone…. I would rather lose to Venus as opposed to anyone else. I, in general, don’t like to lose.”
Best of luck to the Williams sister tonight! The match goes live at 7pm ET on ESPN.
We WILL BE WATCHING. May the best sister win.