Serena had defeated Magda Linette and Carina Witthöft on Monday and Tuesday respectively to advance to the third round
Venus won Svetlana Kuznetsova and Camila Giorgi to advance to the third round.
Speaking to New York Times on the development, Serena said:
I wouldn’t say it’s exciting. But it’s definitely going to be a really tough match for me. Once again, it’s early in the tournament. You know, it is what it is.
Unfortunately and fortunately we have to play each other. We make each other better. We bring out the best when we play each other. It’s what we do. So, I think we’re used to it now.
The winner of Friday’s game will advance to the Round of 16.