By Associated Press
Published: 02:29 BST, 1 September 2018 | Updated: 02:37 BST, 1 September 2018
Serena Williams equaled her most-lopsided victory ever in 30 professional meetings with sister Venus, beating her 6-1, 6-2 on Friday night in the third round of the U.S. Open.
Serena shook off an early ankle injury to win seven straight games and seize control in perhaps her most dominant performance since giving birth to her a daughter a year ago Saturday.
The sisters' earliest meeting in a Grand Slam tournament in 20 years was over early, with Venus unable to do anything to blunt Serena's power, even after the crowd tried desperately to get behind her early in the second set.
Serena Williams returns a shot to Venus Williams during the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday
Venus Williams sits during a changeover in her third-round match against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open
Serena Williams, left, walks past Venus Williams during a changeover in a third-round match in the U.S. Open
They hadn't played this early in a Grand Slam since Venus