Serena And Sister Venus Williams Face Off At The US Open In An Epic Battle Of Sibling Rivalry

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even as a kid she was destined for greatness. In a new Gatorade commercial it take clips from interview when the two Williams sisters were kids and Serena was asked if she was a tennis star who would she want to be like: Her response: “Well, I would like other people to be like me”.

Last night however the two sisters faced off against each other at the US Open in what could only be called an epic battle of sibling rivalry.

After spending a week going over strategies with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou she can use to defeat her older sister Serena Williams was ready last night.

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In front of a captivated audience which included Oprah Winfrey, Nas Donald Trump, the Kardashians and tennis legend Billie Jean King the world No. 1 Serena Williams continued her path to a calendar-year grand slam title after beating out big sister Venus Williams in a compelling U.S. Open quarter-final.

Now Serena is just two matches away from becoming the fourth woman to do the calendar year Grand Slam.

Serena will now face Roberta Vinci in the semifinals

‘It’s a really great moment,’ Serena said during an on-court interview with ESPN’s Mary Joe Fernandez.

‘She’s the toughest opponent I’ve ever played in my life and the best person I know. It’s going against your best friend and at the same time going against the greatest competitor in women’s tennis.’

‘When I’m playing her I don’t think of her as my sister. When you’re in the moment you don’t really think about it. We trained all our lives to play on this court and on this stage in front of you guys. It’s a great honor.’

‘She came out hitting so hard. I was on defense a lot because she has so much power. It wasn’t really easy today at all.’

‘This is a big moment for both Venus and I. We both had a chance to be in the semi-finals. It’s a grand slam. We’re very competitive. We’re just trying to give each other a great match.’

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