Serena wins, sets up US Open match against Venus
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 30, 2018 09:27 AM
Serena Williams returns a shot to Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams set up a third-round showdown at the U.S. Open against her older sister by hitting 13 aces and overwhelming 101st-ranked Carina Witthoeft of Germany 6-2, 6-2 in a little more than an hour.
This Williams vs. Williams matchup will be the earliest they've faced each other at a Grand Slam tournament in 20 years.
Venus Williams advanced to the third round with a straight-set victory earlier Wednesday.
Serena leads Venus 17-12 overall and 15-10 at majors.