The American player has the opportunity to break the record for the most wins in this tournament, if she wins a seventh trophy against Bianca Andreescu.
Serena Williams, 8e World, qualified on Thursday, September 5 for its tenth final of the US Open beating the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (5e) 6-3, 6-1 in 1 h 10. She will face Saturday the prodigy Bianca Andreescu, 15e at 19 years old. The Canadian eliminated Belgian Belinda Bencic (12e) on the score of 7-6 (7/3), 7-5.
"There were long games at the beginning of the game and I know what she is capable of, she did not make two semi-finals in a row in Grand Slam by chance … So I wanted to hang on to not start too slowly, commented Serena Williams, who turns 38 on September 26.
After the first two games, the younger sisters Williams dominated more and more clearly his opponent, making the points (34 winners) but also the mistakes (20 unforced errors). She even gratified the audience with a service-volley, which she won.
"That you will not see him again! I wondered what I was doing here … me, it's the baseline line! "she commented.
Rain of records beaten and to beat
With this victory, the American equal the record of victories at Flushing Meadows (101) held by his compatriot Chris Evert. "The records, I do not think about it. I come and do what I can on the court. But being part of a club, whatever it is, alongside Chrissie, it's great! "she replied.
Saturday in the final against Bianca Andreescu, Serena Williams will have the opportunity to become the sole holder of the greatest number of victories at the US Open, winning her 7e trophy at Flushing Meadows. She would hold 24 Grand Slam titles, equaling Australia's Margaret Court's record.