Wednesday, September 05, 2018
2018 Williams Watch- Serena To The US Open Sems!
about to play each other for the 30th time in the US Open third round.
It was not a great day for Venus at Ashe Stadium as Serena was at A++ level tennis that entire match. She cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 straight set victory over her older sister to punch her ticket to a fourth round matchup with Estonia's Kaia Kanepi.
Kanepi had taken out world number one (for now) and tournament number one seed Simona Halep and up until this point was having a wonderful tournament. However, Kanepi had not only never beaten Serena, she'd never won a set against her.
But after dropping a second set service game, Serena came off that A++ tennis game and Kanepi raised her level of play to take the second set and surprisingly even the match to the chagrin of Serena fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium, me and everywhere else on the planet
Serena cranked it up to A+ level in the third set and sent Kanepi packing after a three set 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 win to move on to a quarterfinal matchup with the eighth seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
A Grand Slam champion that wants to add another US Open title to her list and win her first Slam since giving birth to her daughter Olympia a year ago.
Heaven help you if Serena starts playing that A++ level we saw against Venus and the first set of the Kanepi match.