Tennis – US Open ’18: Serena Williams Marches Forward

Serena Williams

Serena Williams set up another gathering with sister Venus after a straight-sets prevail over Carina Witthoft at the U.S. Open 2018.

Williams, who missed the tournament a year ago because of the birth of her little girl, proved to be too heavy for Witthoft who lost the match in the second round by 6-2, 6-2 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Witthoft pushed Serena on serve amid the primary arrangement of their experience, incorporating breaking in the fifth amusement. In any case, Serena broke voluntarily, Witthoft attempting to hold serve as the 36-year-old American got the opening set.

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With her first-serve rate rising, Serena took control in the second set with a break for a 4-2 lead. A forehand return winner set up a coordinate point for Serena in the 8th game and her triumph was confirmed, when Witthoft sent a forehand into the net.

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After this victory, the 23-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments, marched into a third-round conflict with Venus, with the sisters to meet for a 30th time in their distinguished vocations.

Serena holds a 17-12 win-lose record against Venus, including winning their previous five matches at majors. This match will also be the soonest that the Williams sisters have met in a Grand Slam since the 1998 Australian Open, their first gathering on tour.

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Serena, the world’s top female tennis player for 319 weeks of her vocation, is gradually moving back to the top spot in the rankings, in the wake of requiring significant time off to conceive her little girl.

At present, Serena holds a 17-12 lead in tour matches over Venus. The two last met at the U.S. Open in 2015, where Serena won in three sets in the quarterfinal round.

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Venus beat Serena in straight sets to win the 2001 U.S. Open before Serena furnished a proportional payback in 2002 with a straight-sets win in the last to anchor the title.

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