Serena Wins





U.S. Open fans cheered on Serena and Venus Williams in their quarterfinal match — a bit more loudly for Serena. Then Donald Trump was shown on the video screens during a third-set changeover Tuesday and the crowd lustily booed the Republican presidential contender.
The match was a hot ticket among the rich and famous. Others in the stands included Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kendrick Lamar.
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10 p.m.
Serena Williams has defeated sister Venus in three sets to move within two victories of completing the first Grand Slam since 1988.
The younger Williams won 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the U.S. Open quarterfinals Tuesday night in front of a celebrity-filled crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was her 11th three-set victory at a major this year.
Serena improved to 9-5 against her sister in Grand Slam matches.






Serena was nearly perfect in the first set but tightened up in the second. She pulled it back together in the third, breaking Venus' serve right away. Showing the importance of the moment, Serena started celebrating winners with big fist pumps and loud yells of "Come on!" unlike most matches against her sister.
The 35-year-old Venus kept up her sharp play of the last two rounds, but Serena — as she so often is against everyone — was simply better.
She next faces 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci, who reached her first Grand Slam semifinal and has never defeated Williams.
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9:28 p.m.
Venus Williams has pushed sister Serena to a third set in their U.S. Open quarterfinal.
The younger Williams will need to win her 11th three-set match at a major this year to keep alive her bid for the first Grand Slam since 1988. Venus took the second set 6-1 after Serena won the first 6-2.
Serena was nearly perfect in the first set but started to get tight in the second, with three double-faults. Venus, meanwhile, kept up her strong play of the last two rounds.
Serena is 8-5 against her sister at the majors.
Arthur Ashe Stadium was dotted with celebrities for the hugely anticipated match, including Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump.
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9 p.m.
Serena Williams has won the first set of her U.S. Open quarterfinal against sister Venus as she seeks to complete the first Grand Slam since 1988.
The younger Williams took the set 6-2 in 33 minutes Tuesday night in front of a celebrity-filled crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Unlike some previous meetings when the awkwardness of the moment affected the performances of both, each was sharp at the start Tuesday. Venus kept up her strong play from the last two rounds. But Serena, as she often is against everyone, was just better. She had 15 winners to only two unforced errors and broke Venus' powerful serve twice.
Serena is 8-5 against her sister at the majors.
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