Published: Fri, September 06, 2019
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Serena Williams has history in her sights after US Open semifinal win

Serena Williams has history in her sights after US Open semifinal win

Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates a point against Elise Mertens of Belgium during their Quarter-finals Women's Singles match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY on 4 September 2019.

Serena Williams made quick work of Elina Svitolina Thursday night at the 2019 U.S. Open. "I think sometimes I need to get frustrated".

Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to reach the US Open semi-finals on Tuesday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over British 16th seed Johanna Konta. Not only was Williams the only one of the eight female quarterfinalists to ever have won a Grand Slam singles title, but she also was the only who even has reached a major final before. She's one of those players that does everything really well.

The German was enjoying his deepest run in NY but committed 17 double faults and 65 unforced errors and received a point penalty for swearing as Schwartzman advanced to a second US Open quarter-final in three years.

"I think she's really a great player".

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37-year-old old and approaching 100million in prize money, but she is not concerned about that.


The eighth-seeded American has a 4-1 career record against Svitolina but the Ukrainian has not lost a set in NY and beat Williams in straight sets when they last met at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The head to head is 4-1 in favour of Williams.

"Lindsay Davenport said yesterday on Tennis Channel that she was saying that this is the last tournament of the year for Serena". Svitolina won several points that yielded an ovation from her team and the crowd alike.

Williams was immediately in overwhelming form, firing winners at will to hold in the opening game, then quickly breaking Wang for a 2-0 lead.

"We had an edge because we kind of knew all those top players more than they knew her", said Bruneau on Andreescu's previous matchups with top 10 opponents. Sometimes it's possible that you're not there on that day, not playing your best. "It's probably going to be really tough against her".

In the other women's semi-final, Swiss 13th seed Belinda Bencic, who knocked out 2018 champion Naomi Osaka in the fourth round, will face Canadian 15th seed Bianca Andreescu. Oh, man. Lost in doubles for the first time.

Andreescu became the first teenager to reach the semi-finals in NY in a decade with victory against Elise Mertens and is now two wins from from becoming Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion.

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