Serena Williams dominates sister Venus at Open

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 01, 2018 09:28 AM
Serena Williams dominates sister Venus at Open
Serena Williams, left, embraces her sister Venus Williams after their match during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in New York. Serena Williams won 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK (AP) — The 30th tour-level meeting between the Williams sisters turned into one of the most-lopsided of them all.

Serena Williams crushed her sister Venus Williams 6-1, 6-2 and cruised into the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Venus' three points matched the lowest total ever for one sister in their matchups.

Their very first head-to-head showdown came in the second round at the Australian Open in 1998. Venus won that one, but Serena leads their series 18-12, including 11-5 at majors.

Serena rolled her right ankle in the first set and was heavily taped but it couldn't stop her from steamrolling over her sister. But they hugged after the match in a very subdued celebration for Serena. Serena had 10 aces.

This was their earliest Grand Slam matchup since their initial one 20 years ago.

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