Serena Williams Talks Designing Her New Denim Collection

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The matchup that everyone in the tennis world treasures - except for the two women involved - will take place Friday in Flushing as Serena and Venus Williams face off in the third round of the U.S. Open after both won in straight sets Wednesday.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion said the outfit made her feel like a "superhero" at Roland Garros this year.

That was a reference to Serena being in the early stages of pregnancy with her daughter Olympia.

"I wouldn't say it's exciting", Williams said.

Following each of their second-round wins at the Open, both sisters were asked about what it would be like to play each other once again.

Just days after being criticised for wearing a tight black catsuit, Serena Williams made her return to the US Open in style. So I think that's the toughest part for me: "When you always want someone to win, to have to beat them", Serena said. As players, as representatives of the WTA Tour, I believe we're going to do the best we can to make sure that we are the most progressive sport and continue to break those boundaries, because it's unacceptable'.

"Bernard Giudicelli lives in another time", she said. "I'm going to get the information first and then we see if we make a revolution or not, '" said the bemused French player.

Defending champion Sloane Stephens avoided an early exit, recovering from a set down to defeat Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina 4-6 7-5 6-2.

The third-seed fired an ace on match point to complete the comeback, which took two hours and 46 minutes on a hot and humid day on Arthur Ashe Stadium. "I think we're used to it now". The younger sister, on the hunt for her record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, delivered a strong serve and finished off the young German behind 13 aces and 30 winners.

"I love a short skirt", Williams said.

Meanwhile, Spanish 12th seed Garbine Muguruza succumbed to unseeded Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic who recovered from a set down to win 3-6 6-4 6-4 to book a third round clash with Australian Ashleigh Barty.

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