Serena, Venus set up Williams vs Williams match at US Open

Serena Williams x 2018 US Open- Day 1

Serena, Venus set up Williams vs Williams match at US Open

'Obviously, it's early in the tournament, so both of us are going to be looking forward to continuing to play better'.

Serena and Venus Williams set up a 30th career meeting on Wednesday as the US Open reeled from a sexism row sparked when a player changed her shirt on court.

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Friday's match will be the earliest the sisters have met at a Slam since the 1998 Australian Open in what was also their first ever clash.

"With Serena, we have one of our generation's most powerful, inspiring athletes as the muse, I was trying to embody her spirit and bring something compelling and fresh to tennis", said Abloh in a statement.

Having opened up a double break lead, 36-year-old Serena was forced to save three break points in the seventh game before she wrapped up the opener on the Witthoeft serve.

Kalinina, 21, was the runner-up in the girls' singles in 2014 and was playing in her first senior grand slam tournament after coming through qualifying.

"I didn't really love tennis when I was young".

No. 16-seed Venus punched her ticket to the duel earlier in the day by fending off Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

"You're beating it up now", the elder sister said.

She said the crowd's encouragement had helped her. "Any other questions about anything else?"

"I just sat on the floor, changed my outfit, had two bites of Sushi and a slushie", said the 25-year-old Stephens after seeing off world number 134 Kalinina. "But, whoever you feeling - me or Venus will work".

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