In a heavily anticipated match against the iconic tennis Williams sisters, Serena beat Venus in three sets at the U.S. Open yesterday. The final score in the quarterfinals was 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, marking the 27th match between the two sisters. This win propels Serena, now the No. 1 women’s player in the world, to the tournament’s semifinals where she’ll face Roberta Vinci of Italy.
She is now just two victories away from a “Serena Slam,” from being the first tennis player of either gender to win all four major annual tennis tournaments in the same year since Steffi Graf did it in 1988. Played in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, a number of celebrities were there to watch the match, including Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump.
Venus was diagnosed in 2011 with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease and last won a grand slam title in 2008.
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