Gallery: The story from day five at the 2018 US Open, featuring #VenusSerena30

Serena Williams and Venus Williams

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.
Elise Mertens blowing kisses

Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka found some light-hearted moments during her match against Sloane Stephens.
Victoria Azarenka laughing

Defending champion Stephens, though, was in a class of her own as she won in straight sets.
Sloane Stephens celebrations

Ninth seed Dominic Thiem gave his racket the full treatment during his win over American Taylor Fritz.
Dominic Thiem smashing his racket

One fan got lucky as he received a souvenir.
Broken tennis racket

Seventh seed Elina Svitolina flexing her muscles during her victory over Qiang Wang.
Elina Svitolina flexing her muscles

Rafael Nadal was pumped up as per usual.
Rafael Nadal pumped up

Karen Kachanov brought his a-game at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but Nadal still managed to win.
Karen Khachanov tweener

Denis Shapovalov hit the deck and hit the exit as he lost a five-set marathon against fifth seed Kevin Anderson.
Denis Shapovalov hits the deck

Serena Williams arrives for the headline act of day five at the US Open against sister Venus.
Serena Williams arrives on court

The Williams sisters at the toss of the coin.
Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Venus found it tough going against the 23-time Grand Slam winner.
Venus Williams return

Serena was in full flow.
Serena Williams in a tutu

Serena ended up powering her way to an easy win.
Serena Williams and Venus Williams