'Best job in the world': Serena reflects on 20 years at the top

New York, Sept. 4 (AFP) Serena Williams said that tennis had come a long way as she approached the victory of a 10th US Open final, 20 years after winning her first Grand Slam title in New York.

Williams, who turns 38 later this month, charged the last four at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday with a 6-1 and 6-0 beating against Wang Qiang of China who took only 44 minutes.

The American is looking for a 24th Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court's historic record and will face Ukraine's fifth seeder, Elina Svitolina, in Thursday's semifinals.

Williams won his 100th victory at the US Open. UU. Against Wang, leaving her at the height of Chris Evert, a record that could eclipse by lifting a seventh title here.

I think the sport has come a long way. It has been really satisfying to see sport for women, the main sport for women, said Williams, who beat Martina Hingis in the 1999 final in New York.

It is the best job in the world that a woman can do in my mind. Obviously I am a bit partial.

I feel that we have fought so much for so many years for so many different things. I feel that obviously we still have a long way to go, but much of that struggle over decades has come.

Williams conceded only 15 points and only four in the second set, since he eliminated Wang, the seed number 18, to reach the last four for the thirteenth time in 19 appearances in the US Open.

Wang admitted that he had no answer to the power supplied by Williams, who insisted that his approach remains the same, as it offers a first Slam title since the 2017 Australian Open.

I do not try to increase any intimidation factor. I am who I am. I've always been the person who comes out and roars, screams, complains, cries and fights, Williams said. I am very passionate about what I do. Most people who love their work are passionate about what they do. That's me. AFP SSC SSC SSC

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