Serena Williams Into US Open Semifinals

Serena Williams, who has claimed five of her 17 Grand Slam singles titles at Flushing Meadows, was playing in her first major quarter-final of 2014.

updated: September 04, 2014 11:17 IST
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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates match point against Flavia Pennetta of Italy in their women's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Williams defeated Pennetta 6-3, 6-2.


New York: Serena Williams roared back from an early deficit to defeat Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday and book a US Open semi-final clash with Ekaterina Makarova.

Playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final of 2014, world number one Williams kept her bid for a third-straight US Open title -- and sixth overall -- alive as she stretched her perfect record over the 11th-seeded Italian to 6-0.

"I'm just so happy to have won," the 17-time Grand Slam champion said, noting that she'd had a "tough year" in the majors.

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