Serena Williams trumps Venus, advances to U.S. Open semi-final

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Sibling Love: Serena Williams Beats Sister, Venus, in US Open


Serena Williams is now just two victories from the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988 after an intense match against her older sister Venus on Tuesday night. Serena won the U.S. Open quarterfinal match 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in Arthur Ashe Stadium before a crowd of 23,771, which included Oprah, Donald Trump, and Kim Kardashian. After Serena ended the match with a 107 mph ace, Venus hugged her at the net and whispered, "So happy for you."

"She's the toughest player I've ever played in my life, and the best person I know," Serena said. "So it's going against your best friend and at the same time for me going against the greatest competitor in women's tennis. So it was really difficult today." Her next round is expected to be easier. She's the heavy favorite against Roberta Vinci, who she's beaten all four times they've played. Here are the highlights from the Williams sisters' showdown.

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Serena Williams trumps Venus, advances to U.S. Open semi-final
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Venus Williams of the United States during their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Serena Williams reacts after winning a point against Venus Williams during a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Serena Williams waves to the crowd after beating Venus Williams during a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams (L) of the United States hugs Venus Williams of the United States after defeating her during their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Serena Williams returns a shot to Venus Williams during a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Serena Williams chases down shot from Bethanie Mattek-Sands during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Serena Williams reacts after a shot against Bethanie Mattek-Sands during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Serena Williams, of the United States, serves to Madison Keys, of the United States, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Serena Williams, of the United States, waves to fans after winning her match with Madison Keys, of the United States, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Serena Williams plays Madison Keys during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, in New York.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams pose for a photo before playing each other in a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Serena Williams challenges a call during a quarterfinal match against Venus Williams at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Serena Williams reacts after losing a point to Venus Williams during a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Serena Williams returns a shot to Venus Williams during a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Serena Williams falls to the court as she follows through on a shot to Venus Williams during a quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their Women's Singles Quarterfinals match on Day Nine of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams of the US reacts to winning a point against her sister Venus Williams during their 2015 US Open Women's singles quarterfinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Serena Williams in action against Madison Keys of the United States (not seen) of the United States during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, on September 6, 2015. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Serena Williams of the United States serves to Madison Keys of the United States during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for the USTA)
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