Serena Williams earned her a hundredth win on the US Open on Tuesday with a brutal 6-1, 6-zero demolition of Chinese 18th seed Wang Qiang in just 44 minutes to installation a semi-final clash with Elina Svitolina.
Six-time US Open champion Williams smacked 25 winners in opposition to Wang, who did not hit a single one, in a whole mismatch that becomes the fastest at this 12 month’s event. The 27-12 months-antique Wang had not misplaced a fixed direction to her first Grand Slam zone-final, a run that protected a defeat of reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty in the ultimate 16.
However, she became powerless to forestall the Williams onslaught at Arthur Ashe Stadium, triumphing just 4 factors within the 2d set and 15 in total.
“Wow, wow. It’s really unbelievable, literally. From when I first started here, I think I was 16, I didn’t think I would ever get to 100. I didn’t think I would still be out here.”
Williams is now two wins shy of capturing her 24th career Grand Slam name to match Margaret Court’s all-time document.