Gallery: The story from day five at the 2018 US Open, featuring #VenusSerena30
Day five at the US Open was mostly about Serena Williams v Venus Williams, but Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens also contributed to the spectacle.
Elise Mertens claimed the first win of the day as she beat Barbora Strycova to reach the fourth round.
Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka found some light-hearted moments during her match against Sloane Stephens.
Defending champion Stephens, though, was in a class of her own as she won in straight sets.
Ninth seed Dominic Thiem gave his racket the full treatment during his win over American Taylor Fritz.
One fan got lucky as he received a souvenir.
Seventh seed Elina Svitolina flexing her muscles during her victory over Qiang Wang.
Rafael Nadal was pumped up as per usual.
Karen Kachanov brought his a-game at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but Nadal still managed to win.
Denis Shapovalov hit the deck and hit the exit as he lost a five-set marathon against fifth seed Kevin Anderson.
Serena Williams arrives for the headline act of day five at the US Open against sister Venus.
The Williams sisters at the toss of the coin.
Venus found it tough going against the 23-time Grand Slam winner.
Serena was in full flow.
Serena ended up powering her way to an easy win.
Carlos Alcaraz starts with a win as he targets Novak Djokovic’s No 1 ranking
Alcaraz has now set his sights on claiming the year-end world No 1 title from Novak Djokovic.
Carlos Alcaraz on the pressure of knocking Novak Djokovic off his perch
Carlos Alcaraz insists he is not feeling the pressure in his battle with Novak Djokovic.
Furious chinese star Zheng Qinwen slams ‘Immoral’ coach for dropping her mid-contract
Chinese No 1 Zheng Qinwen has slammed coach Wim Fissette.
Veronika Kudermetova singles out self-belief over tactics as reason behind win over Iga Swiatek
Veronika Kudermetova believes that a positive mindset was the key to her finally earning a victory over Iga Swiatek.
Daniil Medvedev lifts the lid on tennis travel struggles
Daniil Medvedev has opened up on the brutality of the ATp Tour schedule.
Legends insist Roger Federer will ‘always be the GOAT’ ahead of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal
Legends of the game insists Roger Federer is still in the GOAT debate.
Camila Giorgi’s revealing photos make her an Instagram influencer – but Serena Williams is the GOAT
Giorgi has an impressive 733k followers on Instagram, with her fans lapping up the regular images of her in his latest designer clothing.
Top five ultimate tennis meltdowns after Andy Murray’s epic racket smash
Andy Murray is not alone in losing his temper on court and here at five of the biggest meltdowns of all-time.
Coco Gauff to make WTA Tour return in Beijing, confirms Zhengzhou entry
Coco Gauff is set to return to WTA Tour action in Beijing.