It will be another landmark day for the career of young Sloane Stephens in the third round of the US Open this year. That’s because she will be playing tennis legend Serena Williams in it. Both of the Americans confirmed as much on Thursday when they saw off their opponents to move on.
Williams downed Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6-4, while Stephens took out Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-2. This will be the seventh time the duo have faced off, with Williams owning a 5-1 record over her junior thus far. Williams is looking to win her 24th grand slam tournament in New York at the age of 39, while Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion, looks to avoid the defeat and add another trophy to her collection.