Serena Williams will not let anyone get in her way to Tennis history, not even her sister, Venus Williams. Venus and Serena met in the Quarterfinals of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 8, and after an intense match, Serena walked away the victor, beating Venus 2 sets to 1!
Once again, it came down to this: Serena Williams, 33, faced her sister, Venus Williams, 35, in an important tennis match. The two met in the Quarterfinals of the 2015 US Open on Sept. 8. For Venus, it was a chance to win her first Grand Slam tournament since 2008. For Serena, a victory meant one step closer to making history. There could only be one winner and it was Serena!
The Williams sisters met at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sept. 8 for an exciting Quarterfinal match-up of the 2015 US Open. This was the 27th time Serena has faced Venus. Before this meeting, Serena had the advantage, going 15-11 against Venus.
Serena slammed Venus in the first set, 6-2, but Venus fought back fiercely, winning the second set 6-1. The stakes were higher than ever in the third and final set, but Serena reinstated her place as champ by beating her sister 6-3. Check out Serena’s epic victory dance!
Serena’s march to history is well known. She beat Maria Sharapova in the 2015 Australian Open, defeated Lucie Safarova at the French Open and put away Garbine Muguruza at Wimbledon to win three of the four Major tennis tournaments of the season. A victory at the US Open would give her a Calendar Grand Slam, or a victory at all Major tournaments in a single season. The last woman to do that was Steffi Graf in 1988.
In the early 2000s, Venus was dominant on the court, winning Wimbledon and the US Open in both 2000 and 2001. She would continue to find success at Wimbledon but she hasn’t scored a Major tennis tournament victory since she raised the Wimbledon trophy since 2008.
To get to this Quarterfinal showdown, Venus had to defeat Monica Puig in an intense first round match. She fought her way to a victory against Irina Falconi in the second round, before dominating both Belinda Bencic and Anett Kontaveit. Serena was given an easy first round when Vitalia Diatchenko gave up in the second set of the match. Serena found a challenge in the second round, as she fought hard against Kiki Bertens for the win. In the third round, Bethanie Mattek-Sands gave Serena a run for her money. She seemed to get back to form, easily winning her fourth round match against Madison Keys.
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— Jason Brow