It was another powerful performance from Serena Williams who beat German Carina Witthoeft in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 in the second round on Wednesday evening.
White tells us. she's a HUGE fan of Serena and believes tennis officials should change the rules to allow women like Williams to essentially wear whatever they want, especially if there's a legit reason. Williams, ranked 26th, was boosted to the tournament's No. 17 seed, one spot below older sister Venus, a two-time U.S. Open victor.
"I love a short skirt", Williams said.
Like Serena, Anne says her catsuit was more about function than fashion - explaining her outfit was meant to keep her warm in the cold weather.
"Obviously it's early in the tournament, so both of us are going to be looking forward to continuing to play better", Venus said before Serena took the court for her match.
The 21-year-old will play the victor of the match between Qiang Wang and Irina-Camelia Begu in the third round.
During her post-victory news conference, which came long before Serena set foot on court against Witthoeft, Venus clearly had little interest in entertaining questions about the possible all-in-the-family match. "Any other questions about anything else?"
Serena Williams is expecting a tough test against sister Venus as they prepare to clash for the 30 time on Friday in the third round of the US Open.
"I think it's very fair from them to apologise to me".
Serena said that if they could have their own accomplishments without ever playing each other, she would take that deal, even though tennis would be robbed of 29 dramatic showdowns.
Next up is a 30th career meeting with Venus, who beat her younger sibling in their most recent encounter at Indian Wells earlier this year.
Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 runner-up, made the third round for the first time in three years with a 6-1, 6-2 win against Australian 25th seed Daria Gavrilova.
'What Bernard Giudicelli said about Serena's catsuit was 10,000 times worse than what happened to me on the court yesterday, because he's the president of French Federation and because he doesn't have to do that. "Unsportsmanlike conduct.?? But the men can change shirts on court", tweeted Scottish tennis coach Judy Murray, who is the mother of professional tennis player Andy Murray.