Serena Williams coasted to a straight sets win over Germany’s Carina Witthoeft on Wednesday to set up a 3rd round rematch with her sister Venus Williams at the 2018 U.S. Open in the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, NY on Friday, Aug. 31.

Also on Wednesday, 16th ranked Venus Williams defeated Italy’s Camila Giorgi in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, to advance to the third round where she will likely have a rough time against her determined sister, Serena.

17th ranked Serena wore a lavender Tutu designed by Virgil Abloh for his Off-White label in collaboration with Nike.

Meanwhile, 3rd ranked defending women’s singles champion Sloane Stephens (pictured) dropped the first set against Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina before coasting to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win to reach the third round on Friday against two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka, who won’t go down without a fight.

 

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  • Yoni7

    The shade in the leading pics you post. LOL SMH

  • Yardgirl

    Yaaas Serena, show ’em how it’s DONE!!! I’ll just ignore the less than flattering first picture, gwaan good gal!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I didn’t know there was another black tennis star.

    Also, I saw a clip of Serena twirling around in her tutu on the news. Lol

  • Tiffany Miller

    OK!!!!! It aint right!! The girl is strong. I wouldn’t want to be that racket…. or the ball. Her serve is so hard.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The muscles in her arms though…

    Imagine her punching you in the face.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    You were in my head because I was just about to say I would NOT wanna get hit by her. That’s a straight ONE piece and I’d be laid out on the floor.

  • Sassie

    I’ve always said that Serena looks like she would MOP the floor with a chick….

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    When she retires from tennis, she could always become a body builder. She’s already got the muscles and her workout ethic is probably off the charts.

  • Alextra Ballard

    *Clappin* for Serena and Sloane..ratha Serena wears a catsuit or 2,2,she is da shidt. I remember years back when Sloane was at the bottom of her tennis game,homegirl creeped her way up,and now she’s at the top of her game !Congrats Ladees!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    How is it shade to post a pic of Serena returning a serve?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • therealkym

    Black Girl Magic! I LOVE HER.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What’s wrong with the 1st picture? Does it bother you to see a picture of a strong Black woman?

  • Solstice

    Literally!! ??

  • justlooking

    and ironically she says she never lifts weights she only throws balls and swings her racket.
    If you focus on your you will see a change quickly. I work on my arms every other day. I starting feel myself.

  • iWasteTime

    I love all 3 of them!
    Venus was not here for questions about her sis!

  • Yoni7

    Now you and I and everybody on this blog knows, that is a very unflattering facial pic. Kinda like those pics you posted of Bey during that Superbowl halftime show and they in turn scrubbed them from the internet. I’ve been rocking with you long enough to know how you rock. LOL

  • Pitty Patty

    Sloane and her coach opened up a beautiful tennis recreational center for kids by my house here in Chicago. I love that they ave back to the community in a special way.

    Serena can do no wrong.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Boom bish went down!!!!!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Yea Sloane been around for some time now.

  • Yardgirl

    All I said was it was less than flattering. No ma’am it does not bother me to see a strong Black woman, I see one in the mirror ever day and surround myself with them.

  • Trace da Ace

    Hello!!!! #truth

  • Scromes1212

    Serena is her daddy’s twin. Just saw a video of him going off on a reporter when he was questioning his daughter lol that dude was not playing back in the day

  • cherrypie

    Yep. Had that white man shook lmao

  • Trace da Ace

    Serena is the shit…period point blank…..yall can say what yall want about her looks, outfits or whatever…but yall cannot deny her skill, passion for the sport and dedication and determination to succeed!!!! # Go Serena!!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    We been here practically off and on since da start.

    Sandra be tryna be all like what did I say? Did I do that?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’m sorry but you are wrong. I didn’t even look at Serena’s face when I posted this pic.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes, I did that in the past. But I’ve changed.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ba wa wa wa!!!

  • pecancandy

    Classic!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    ?, are they changing ms aretha franklin clothes everyday. Serious question

  • PhillyFacts

    Yes love this sister…. I hate the way some brothers, and sisters dog her out for the aforementioned reasons you’ve stated. I feel we are more critical of each other, than other races are sometimes.

  • PhillyFacts

    lol

  • dontgetblocked

    Those tutus are cute. They’re far better than that raunchy catsuit.

  • Renee26

    Right…we need updated pics

  • Peace

    Amazing how she just morphed into muscle man body. She must have a gorilla gym game. Reminds me if FloJo. All the complications from an undeteced source in her blood vessels. Just saying. Aint nobody stupid. It happens. FloJo ran too fast died too soon. Is it really worth it?
    I just cant with these images of her looking like the hulk in a skirt.
    Congrats. I guess?????

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Connie

    Lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    Yes. Red, powder blue, and today the Queen has on gold. And a new one tomorrow for her final swan song.The latest pics havent been shown since Monday. I guess they saw how her shoes got made into numerous memes and decline to show them.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/08/30/aretha-franklin-outfit-dress-rose-gold/1145839002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-lifetopstories

  • FukkFolks2018

    They not showing them. Bc someone(s) decided to cut the damn fool on Monday and memed a Queen as she lay resting.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im trying to process this information about this change.

  • Bdot

    Sorry, the tutus are whack – they don’t look right on her. Go get my damn catsuit

  • Guest

    Yes, that is exactly what I said when I saw the picture, tutu’s are a no for us big bottom girls!

  • Renee26

    Aww shame the internet!! They ain’t right ?

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lordt

  • FukkFolks2018

    I said Monday I meant Tuesday. But still.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    Go Serena! Loving her tenacity!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Just saw this article, thanks

  • free

    i’m loving it! it was a surprise but please don’t try this at home, folks.

  • free

    i’m pissed!!!

  • free

    serena looking like a monster in the face and SR is trying to be kute.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    She’s too strong for tutus. Too muscular. Too built.

  • Mister Fantastic

    I would stay limped. She is too manish built…

  • kimberly

    Great tennis player. The tutus are not for your body type. She looks like hulk in it. Maybe the shorts like your sister. Serena you look a mess, please look in the mirror at yourself with a tutu on

  • Renee Bee

    BOOM! Boom goes the dynamite!

  • Peace

    Yup. I feel they should of had 1 viewing prior to the homegoing. Someone took a pic of her in the museum posted it on youtube. She looked like she had been sick of course. Her being 2 weeks out since her passing was a bit much but her family wanted her fans and city to pay last respects. Releasing the pic was very gracious of them.
    She was the peoples Queen of Soul. God rest her soul.

  • Guest

    They doing way too much but I bet Aretha planned it all. Lol

  • Michelle

    The ignorance of people like you is actually amusing. Because it has been in the headlines quite a few times this year that Serena has already had 7 random drug test this year and the year isn’t over. She complained because everyone else gets 1 or 2 a year and she has already had 7. They just show up to the house to make sure she’s not on any performance enhancers so that’s not “juice” or “flow jo”. And for it to be undetected is crazy because they would love to see her fail. You’re just a HATER. Flat out

  • Rayne

    Nawl I wouldn’t dare try to fight her. Shiddd I like my teeth all 8 of em lmfaoo

  • Peace

    Why I gotta be ignorant to have an opinion? Its ignorant mfs like you that hate to have a conversation and that is what this blog is for.
    Do you think everybody’s gone just ignore the oblivious?
    That woman on steroids. Damn near died giving birth due to blood clots? How often that happens during child birth?
    What other female tennis champ look like that.?
    Its my opinion and i domt care if you don’t like it.
    Superhero Serena. Lol. Some folk believe anything.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    All 8 of them though????

  • TriniHarlem

    I just died a thousands deaths ?

  • Lovey

    Go you strong, beautiful, Black woman!

  • BOSS

    LMAO

  • BOSS

    LUV YOU GIR;, but stick with the full body CAT SUITS!

  • Miss Thang

    beautiful color on her :)

  • SweetTEE

    you say damn all that ass if her shoulders are broader than yours?!?! I’m weak

  • Nik

    If I had a Daddy like Richard, I’d be POTUS, SCOTUS, and FLOTUS!

  • Nik

    LMBO!

  • Nik
  • Judge Mental Will

    Don’t get it confused Sandra still side with racist

  • leapyearpisces

    When FloJo die??? I must be getting altimers (Alzheimer’s) already. Let me run to google.

  • Malcom Flex

    GOAT. Period. Much respect to Mr. Williams for raising that! Black excellence tends to start with a Black father in the home raising his kids.

  • A D N

    Did you see her body?! Wow! She is on a mission! So proud of her and Venus.

  • A D N

    Steve has a new look. Have you seen it?

  • Bdot

    Yeh they look like somebody made her wear ’em lol

  • RentEmSpoons

    Sloane is a beautiful woman.

  • Nik

    That salt and pepper look reminds me of Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince.

  • Chuck

    Yuck Serena!

  • Logan Roberts

    Black girls rock ??

  • EMILY POST

    Lol if you all say so… she is a great tennis but her fashion uhmmm ok ??

  • GuestSTAR

    Love Serena, but that is a horrible pic. #thatsalligot

  • Malcom Flex

    Greatest Of All Time!

  • Mssugamoma

    ???

  • Mssugamoma

    Ole gurl look just just like her daddy….. ?

  • Sister Hazel

    For real LOL- not the most flattering

  • Faithz

    Serena You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurt PEOPLE who think that if you are black You had Better get Back.

  • Faithz

    Serena GOAT….

  • Yoni7

    I believe you. LOL xoxo

  • Yoni7

    Type sh!t. LOL

  • Mr. Poopybutthole

    Good lordt…..look at her arms!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    People freak out about Serena’s musculature but forget how buff Sloane’s delts and traps used to be.

  • SpiceGirl

    Team Williams

  • BxGirl

    So does Venus.

  • Kimocha

    I’m sorry but I’m just not feeling these tutu’s with the fishnet stockings…. I just can not!

  • Daiseymae

    Best tennis player of all time!

  • Daiseymae

    About 1998

  • Allihave2say

    Serena looks exactly like her father.

  • Allihave2say

    That was my first thought an posted comment too.

  • The WholeTruth

    SHE HULK mad..very mad!

  • Goldielocs

    with the manly muscles to add, not cute