It’s Venus time! The elder of the Williams sisters, Venus Williams, 36, takes on Laura Siegemund, 28, on Sept. 3 at 7pm EST in round 3 of the US open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Watch all the action live right here!
Venus has been a mainstay in the women’s game for years now, and she’s still showing no signs of slowing down. However, she will have to be on top of her game if she is to defeat World Number 26, Laura. The German-born star has a lot of power that’s sure to test Venus in this one.
Laura has looked confident in this tournament, and after dropping her first set in her first match of the tournament, she’s yet to lose another. She disposed of Patricia Tig in round one 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and followed that up with a commanding performance against Nicole Gibbs in a easy 6-3, 7-5 win.
Venus, who is the sixth seed at the US Open this year, had a trouble in her first match against Kateryna Koslova, just edging past the Ukrainian 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in a thrilling match. But in round 2, it was the Venus showed us how dominant she can be by sweeping past Julia Gorges 6-2, 6-3. When Venus is in that kind of form, she really is unstoppable.
If Venus can hold her serve, and keep out the unforced errors, she should have enough in her arsenal to get through to the next round. But you’ve always got to worry about complacency, and ask how much does Venus want it? We’re sure she will give her all though, and it would be a big surprise should she lose.
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