Venus Williams into 3rd round of French Open

The 23-time major champion watched her big sister, Venus, beat Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 6-1 to advance in their second round match Wednesday.

Serena Williams' pregnancy has been one of the most talked about entertainment news stories of the year and now, fans are learning the sex of the tennis professional's baby - all thanks to her older sister, Venus.

Venus Williams began her 20th Roland Garros with a 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over China's Wang Qiang on Sunday.

Serena Williams' smiley graphic tank matches her bubbly energy at the French Open.

"Must be an interesting feeling, to say the least", the 10th-seeded Venus said after beating Nara 6-3 6-1.

Venus Williams is doing well outside of tennis, as she has several businesses, including an interior design business, and she is launching a television show that is an all-female Shark Tank for those supporting entrepreneurship among ladies.

In a tournament with no favourites, this year's Australian Open runner up - to her sister Serena, of course - must surely be considered among a dozen or so outsiders for the title here in Paris.

"Super tough, definitely", the 40th-ranked Croatian said.

"The first round is always tricky", Williams said. Looking confident and in red-hot form, Williams broke serve to love once again to be just a game away from winning the match.

"My dearest baby, you gave me the strength I didn't know I had". Mertens is experiencing by far her most grand slam success at 21 years old and has a shot for a career changing victory in this matchup. "So I think that she's just excited about everything coming up in her life, on and off the court, (and) excited about returning here hopefully next year", ExcelleSports quoted her saying. "Last year was not the best for me". "Just to get through it was something that I know I'll be very proud of".

Elsewhere world number one Angelique Kerber starts against experienced Russian player Ekaterina Makarova.

The post Serena Williams: Baby's gender revealed appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. Before that, he faces a potential hard match-up against Juan Martin del Potro in the third round if the Argentine player recovers in time from shoulder and back problems.

It may depend on how much good fortune she enjoys as the draw unfolds.