Serena And Venus Williams Prepare For Tennis Stardom In Unearthed 1991 Video

US Open Camila Giorgi Venus Williams top off Alize Cornet


Venus, ranked 16th, advanced to Friday's third round matchup by defeating Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 earlier on Wednesday. Venus claimed the upper hand in the 2001 final - the last time she won the tournament - and the 2005 round of 16. "I think when I was 5 years old, that's when I think I started liking it a lot", says Venus in the video.

The last time the two siblings met Serena was pregnant with her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian - and Venus joked that handed the 23-time Grand Slam victor the advantage.

The 17th seed hit 13 aces and finished the match by winning 77% points off her first serves.

Defending champion and third seed Sloane Stephens also made the third round with a marathon 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Ukraine qualifier Anhelina Kalinina.

"Definitely I'm going to watch this match". She took off the shirt and put it back on correctly while standing near the back of the court and was given a code violation by the chair umpire. "Every year it's such a tough field in Wuhan so I'll be ready to compete hard amongst some really great players". "One must respect the game and the place", said French Open President Bernard Giudicelli.

Ukraine seventh seed Elina Svitolina was also an early victor on Wednesday, cruising past Tatjana Maria 6-2, 6-3 to avenge a first round defeat at the hands of the German player at Wimbledon last month.

Like Serena, Anne says her catsuit was more about function than fashion - explaining her outfit was meant to keep her warm in the cold weather.

Estonia's Kaia Kanepi followed up her first round win over world number one Simona Halep by seeing off Jil Teichmann of Switzerland, 6-4, 6-3.

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