Serena Williams fought through her fourth round US Open match to make an 11th consecutive semifinal there.
In a three-set match today (September 9), Williams defeated Bulgaria’s Tsvetsana Pironkova 4-6, 6-3,6-2 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York in pursuit of a seventh title at the Grand Slam and record-equalling 24th overall.
Regarding her slow start, Williams said, “In the beginning, I was a little fatigued, for whatever reason. Obviously I can’t do that if I want to keep winning, so I need to figure that out.”
Williams, who has been the runner-up at the US Open for the past two years, turns 39 in less than three weeks.
Serena will face either No. 16 Elise Mertens or unseeded Victoria Azarenka in tomorrow’s semifinal.