Serena Williams In US Open Quarterfinals Winning Tough Three-setter
Six-time champion Serena Williams won a tough three-set battle against Greek lady Maria Sakkari to advance to the US Open quarterfinals.
It became more evident in this year’s US Open outings so far that things are not easy for Williams as the 38-year-old tennis super star had to fight three grueling sets in two consecutive matches for survival.
Williams looked composed as she took the first set in 37 minutes but dropped the second in a tiebreak.
Serena had to take out her best tennis to come back from 0-2 down in the third by winning six of the match’s final seven games.
The two-and-a half hour long match ended with the score line going in Serene’s favor; 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-3.
Williams is just three wins away from what would be her Grand Slam singles title No. 24.
US Open Day 8 also witnessed victory for Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova, which means for the first time, three mothers have entered the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament.
In the men’s section, No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem and No. 3 Daniil Medvedev completed the field’s final eight.
Thiem draws the speedy Alex de Minuar in the quarters. The 21-year-old Aussie saved four consecutive set points, from 2-6 in the opening-set tiebreak, before racing past Vasek Pospisil in Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Medvedev set up an all-Moscow quarterfinal with Andrey Rublev.
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