Serena and Venus Williams both won on today to set up what could be an exciting quarter-final between the tennis siblings.
Whenever the Williams sisters battle it out on the court it is a major tennis event but with older sister Venus, a twice U.S. Open winner, standing in the way of defending champion Serena’s quest for a rare calendar-year grand slam.
The Williams sisters have met 26 times over their careers with Serena coming out on top 15-11 but meeting number 27 will have more than the usual sibling rivalry riding on the outcome.
“Obviously getting to a Grand Slam semifinal is the next step toward the final. Pretty clear what’s up for grabs here,” said Venus. “I think people love to see history being made.
The sisters are scheduled to meet on Tuesday in what is expected to be a must see sporting event.