Awesome Nike Ad Features 9-Year-Old Serena Williams

With her win on Wednesday, Venus is through to the third round in NY for the 17th time.

No. 16-seed Venus punched her ticket to the duel earlier in the day by fending off Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

That's referring to the fact that Serena was pregnant with her daughter when they played in the 2017 Australian Open final.

The 2000 and 2001 champion in NY will face Serena for a place in the last 16 if the six-time victor gets past Germany's Carina Witthoeft under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights later in the day.

They've played each other in the finals of all four Slams, including at the U.S. Open in 2001 (when Venus won) and 2002 (when Serena did). "I feel like a superhero when I wear it", she said in a press interview shortly after wearing the outfit. "I think when I was 5 years old, that's when I think I started liking it a lot", says Venus in the video.

The reason this match comes so early is that their rankings are not what they've been in the past.

"The players were supporting me and telling me that if I get fined, we would all be together and make a revolution and stuff. It's not the end of the world", added Serena. "Whatever, it will work".


Defending champion Sloane Stephens avoided an early exit, recovering from a set down to defeat Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina 4-6 7-5 6-2.

Tournament officials said they regret that a player was given a code violation for changing her shirt on the court during a match, clarifying its rules on when that is allowed.

Get ready for the latest Grand Slam installment of Williams vs. Williams.

"I think it's very fair from them to apologize to me".

The 17th seed hit 13 aces and finished the match by winning 77% points off her first serves.

Another commented: "If Serena Williams can nail a break point in a lavender tutu against someone thirteen years her junior in this NY heat, I guess I can put on some underwear in my apartment". Julia Gorges, meanwhile, found herself upset by Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets.


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