Serena Williams beats Sevastova, reaches US Open final
New York: Serena Williams has entered the US Open final for the ninth time in Flushing Meadows. She defeated Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in the semifinals in two sets, 6-3 and 6-0.
In the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday, the central court in Flushing Meadows, Williams gave a demonstration of great tennis, strength and aggressiveness against Sevastova who could do little to stop her opponent in top form, reports Efe news.
Although Sevastova put up a fight in the first game of the first set, Williams sped up her play and pushed Sevastova to both sides of the field with deep balls. The first set concluded with a 3-6 loss for the Latvian player.
As soon as the second set started, William, in her lavender sports dress with tutu, broke the Latvian's serve and then consecutively executed winning shots until reaching 6-0.
After her semifinal victory, Serena Williams, who gave birth to her first child a year ago, said that it felt "incredible" to be back on the court after having the baby.
"So every day I step out on this court, I am so grateful that I have an opportunity to play this sport, you know? So no matter what happens in any match - semis, finals - I just feel like I've already won," Williams said.
Williams, whose fans practically filled the ranks of the central court in Flushing Meadows, said that the public has helped her improve in the games, so she wanted to give her best shot for them.