In front of a star-studded crowd that included: Donald Trump, Gladys Knight, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, Venus and Serena Williams played what will go down as one of the most intense U.S. Open games in history.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2015
With the scores of 6-2, 1-6 and 6-3, Serena Williams claimed victory over Venus Williams, two sets to one. Serena is now 16-11 overall against her sister, putting another historic match down in the history books.
During her on-court interview, Serena had this to say about her big sister:
“She’s the toughest player I’ve ever played in my life and the best person I know. It’s going against your best friend and at the same time going against the greatest competitor, for me, in women’s tennis.”
Serena is two wins away from becoming the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to collect all four Grand Slam titles in a calender year. Also, if she wins this year’s U.S. Open, it will be her fourth one in a row, seventh one overall, making her tied for second with Steffi Graf with 22 major championships and three major wins away from beating Margaret Court’s record of 24 major championships.