Venus Williams beat Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-4 7-5 in the Anyone.S. Open second rounded on Wednesday to set up a possible third-round match against her much younger sister Serena.
Venus, seeded 16th, powered through the first set but appeared to lose energy toward get rid of the second in broiling problems inside the newly built Louis Remedy Stadium.
The 38-year-old American said a crowd’s encouragement had really helped her.
“I felt the energy, definitely,” Venus said. “That love-40 recreation at four all has not been looking good and you guys genuinely got me through that.”
Asked concerning the possibility of a match-up against the woman sister, Venus said it was a tough draw.
“(Serena is) definitely thoroughly capable of winning tonight’s complement,” she said. “So with luck , I’ll see her Feb 5th.
“Obviously, it’s early in any tournament, so both of us might be looking forward to continuing to play better.”
Venus Williams won the U.Azines. Open in 2000 plus 2001 while the 36-year-old Serena, seeded 17th, possesses lifted the trophy in Flushing Meadows six periods.