Venus eyes Serena clash as US Open sweats in sexism storm

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So when it came to the US Open, everyone expected her to go back to "traditional" tennis gear but not Serena.

Serena Williams set up the highly anticipated matchup at Flushing Meadows by hitting 13 aces and overwhelming 101st-ranked Carina Witthoeft of Germany, 6-2, 6-2, in a little more than an hour in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday night.

Serena could root without conflict during last year's U.S. Open - the first without her since 2010 - when Venus reached the semifinals for the first time since 2010, only to be ousted in three sets by eventual champion Sloane Stephens. I've never owned a pair of jeans that didn't have stretch in them; I couldn't fit them. Venus claimed the upper hand in the 2001 final - the last time she won the tournament - and the 2005 round of 16.

"It's a tough match to have so early in the tournament".

Serena wore this Virgil Abloh tutu during the first round of the US Open on Monday - just days after Bernard Giudicelli's interview made headlines.

"I think that part is really remarkable", Serena said. And winning in straight sets.

Estonia's Kaia Kanepi followed up her first round win over world number one Simona Halep by seeing off Jil Teichmann of Switzerland, 6-4, 6-3.

Venus Williams moved into a potential US Open third round duel with sister Serena on Wednesday as a sexism row and extreme heat pushed the Grand Slam event to boiling point. She paired the black look with a leather biker jacket. "But, whoever you feeling - me or Venus will work". "That's why I'm very lucky to play in the same time as they are".

Alize Cornet of France returned from a break in action during her match Tuesday with her shirt on backward.

The penalty drew criticism on social media, with people noting that men frequently change their shirts while sitting in their chairs during changeovers.