World tennis star, Serena Williams is gunning for a record that was set in tennis over 25 years ago and to do this, she must defeat her sister, Venus in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open tomorrow Tuesday September 8th.
Venus won her fourth round match against Anett Kontaveit on Sunday and Serena brought down Madison Keys to set the stage for the epic showdown.
“We’re both prepared,” Venus said. “Even though you’re playing your sister you have to be prepared and focus. The preparation doesn’t change.”
Serena, who holds all four major tennis titles, is trying to complete the first calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988 and match Graf’s Open Era record of 22 career Slam singles titles by capturing her Open Era record seventh US Open crown.
But Venus, two years older than Serena at 35, could play the spoiler as she tries to add to a trophy collection that includes the 2000 and 2001 US Opens and five Wimbledon titles, the most recent in 2008.
“I don’t think anyone wants to be a spoiler. I think people love to see history being made,” Venus said.
“But at the same time, you’re focused on winning your match even though the circumstances are really much different than you.”