Serena Williams reaches the US Open century mark
NEW YORK: Serena Williams of China’s 44-minute quarter-final layoff Qiang Wang gave him a century of victories in the United States Open . The professional power, wearing a black suit, threw a bold and forceful rate to score a 6-1, 6-0 victory in which their opponent, the 18th seed, won only 15 points.
Williams, who showed no signs of ankle strain on his last visit to Arthur Ashe Stadium, said he was in the area. It feels good. For this I have been training. I've been working so hard, it seems that hard work is worth it when that happens.
Wang, who took second seed Ashleigh Barty, couldn't find a single winner in the night game. I've been working on my speed, coming to shots. I didn't give him many opportunities in the game, said Williams, who was on the entire court.
However, the American's memory was not as sharp as her work. Williams could not remember his first victory here. When they told her it was Nicole Pratt, from Australia, in 1998, she said: I don't remember any of that, it doesn't sound anything.
The old number 1 is a victory of the historical record of 101 victories of Chris Evert. Williams applauded the distance of women tennis He has traveled in the two decades that he has played the sport.
“Sport has come a long way. It has been really satisfying to see it (emerge) as the main sport for women ..., said Williams. It is the best job in the world that a woman can do. I feel we have fought so much for so many years for so many different things.
In Thursday's semifinals, Williams will play against the fifth Ukrainian seeded head, Elina Svitolina, who took Briton Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. In his thirteenth last showdown here, he will play against an opponent, a 24-year-old girl, who has reached this stage of the tournament for the first time in his career.
Williams leads Svitolina 4-1 in direct clashes, but the Ukrainian won his last match three years ago in the third round of the Rio Olympics. She is a fighter, retrieves many balls. She doesn't make many mistakes. She is one of those players who does everything very well. So I also have to do everything right, ”said Williams.
Interestingly, Williams, who took his form on the court to his post-game conference, dismissed his presentation at those Summer Games.
I didn't play the Olympic Games in Rio, he said quietly before smiling.