The US Open tennis tournament being played in the US, 23 Grand Slam champion Serena Williams reached the final of the Women’s Singles late on Thursday.
37-year-old American tennis star Serena defeated fifth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the semi-finals. This is her 101st win at the US Open. She equaled Chris Evert, who won the most matches in this tournament.
Eighth seed Serena won the match 6-3, 6-1. She reached the finals for the 10th time in this tournament and 33rd in a Grand Slam.
Serena has won 23 Grand-Slam so far. She is one step away from Australia’s Margate Court 24 title draw. Serena last won a Grand Slam in 2017. She then won the Australian Open. She has not won the US Open since 2014.
The women’s singles final is set!
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Serena became the champion for the first time in 1999
Serena became the champion in 1999, playing the US Open for the first time in 1998. She then won titles in 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Last year, Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated her in the final. In that match, Serena called the chair umpire a thief and a liar. She lost in the final of the Wimbledon Open this year against Simona Halep.
Wanted a strong start to the match: Serena
Serena said after defeating Svitolina, ‘It was a great match. I could not do it without supporters. You guys (from supporters) have been here for 20 years and I am still here. I know how Svitolina can play, she is a great player. It is difficult to play two consecutive semi-finals. So against her, I wanted to start strong in this match. Svitolina lost in the semi-finals at Wimbledon this year.
In the final, Serena will face 19-year-old Bianca in the Final
Serena will face Canada’s Bianca Andreescu. 15th seed Bianca defeated 13th seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in the semi-finals. She would like to become the first Canadian player to win a Grand Slam by defeating Serena.