Six-time US Open champion Serena Williams have once again shown why she’s regardof the greatest tennis player of all time as she battled through a challenging
three-set test against Greek 15th seed Maria Sakkari to reach the
US Open quarter-finals.
The 38 years old mother of one looked composed as she took the first set in 37
minutes but things took a new turn when Maria Sakkari turned the game around.
The third seed lost a close tie-break in the second and was forced to find her best
tennis to come from a break down in the third to win 6-3 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 almost
two hours later.
Speaking after the game, Serena Williams have nothing but sweet words for her opponent.
“I just kept fighting,” Williams said.
“She was doing so well. She was being so aggressive and I knew I needed to do the same thing.”
Williams now plays French world number 56 Alize Cornet or Bulgaria’s Tsvetana
Pironkova – playing her first tournament since Wimbledon 2017.
The American is seeking a 24th Grand Slam singles title as she attempts to equal Margaret Court’s record.