Serena Williams begins US Open with a convincing singles win
After a frustrating first round this year, the U.S. Open begins with a very different feeling this week. After a number of players were knocked out of the first round, including the top player, Maria Sharapova, the Williams sisters will start out just as the best. Serena Williams will face off with Karolina Pliskova in the round of 16.
Serena Williams gets the first set over Karolina Pliskova
Although the match had been billed as the matchup of the year, many have questioned if it would actually happen this week. It seems like, despite its odds, the match-up is finally happening. As the match goes on, it will only get better.
The Williams Sisters in singles
The Williams sisters have been dominating the women’s game in a big way. There have been the four U.S. Open championships, a Wimbledon title and many other WTA titles and Grand Slam wins. Their success has been astounding.
Serena Williams has won a very large number of Grand Slam events. This year, she’s looking to break her own record on a big stage, the U.S. Open. She’s the defending champion and has a chance to do so with her sister.
Williams has won the U.S. Open in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, the latter being her most recent. She’s won the championship two of those three time. Of those five times, only one other player has ever matched the Williams sisters’ record of six Grand Slam titles. Martina Navratilova has been on the United States team for 18 consecutive Grand Slams.
While Serena and her sister will be looking to win the championship for the seventh time, the Williams sisters have also been dominating on the men’s side of the game. They’ve won three of the last four Grand Slam titles, including a doubles gold at Wimbledon. A number of these titles have been with other world No. 1s.
Serena has defeated both sister’s in singles, with Williams holding a record of five wins over her sister. Her most recent victory was in the women’s semifinals of the U.