Serena and Venus Williams to make history with US Open Arthur Ashe night match

Serena and Venus Williams to make history with US Open Arthur Ashe night match

Serena and Venus Williams have gained 14 doubles titles collectively however the sisters will make a special sort of historical past Thursday.

Tonight’s US Open match would be the first time a first-round doubles match will likely be held at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The Williams sisters will face Czech duo Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova at 7 p.m.

Serena, 40, introduced her plans to retire from the game in August.

She was victorious within the first two rounds of the singles event, together with a three-set win over Anett Konaveit on Wednesday.

Venus, 42, misplaced within the first spherical in straight units to Alison Van Uytvanck.

The Williams sisters gained the US Open doubles championship in 1999 and 2009. Thursday would be the first time they play collectively in Flushing since 2014.

Serena Williams, proper, serves whereas enjoying a doubles match along with her sister Venus Williams within the second spherical of play on the 2012 US Open tennis event, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in New York.AP

Their 14 titles are tied for second-most for ladies’s doubles championships within the Open Period with the Natasha Zvereva/Gigi Fernandez staff from the Nineties.

Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver gained 20 within the Nineteen Eighties.

Serena Williams, left, of the US, watches as her sister Venus returns a shot to Alisa Kleybanova, of Russia, and Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, throughout their doubles match on the U.S. Open tennis event in New York, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009. AP

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