Blasting well-placed return-winners and aces across the court, Serena Williams eased past Madison Keys in the fourth-round of the US Open at Flashing Meadows.
The world number 1 seemed to find the key to unlock Madison’s serve and brushed the 19th seed to win in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. As she continues to chase a calendar-year Grand Slam, Serena only made 6 unforced errors on Sunday.
Now Serena will face no one other than her older sister Venus Williams – former world number 1 and owner of 7 major singles titles in the quarter-finals.
One key point here is that it’s not as if Serena needs to study too hard to figure out how to deal with her next opponent.
Looking ahead, No. 1 Serena described No. 23 Venus this way: “It’s like playing a mirror”.
“I served much better today, I’m so proud I was able to serve better. Obviously I had to – I knew I wouldn’t have too many chances to break”.
After 68 minutes out on court, Williams won the match and knew she only has 3 more wins to make history.