Clear. 51   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Top Stories

Another comeback win for Serena Williams at the US Open

September 7, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Serena Williams pulled off another comeback win at the US Open on Monday, ensuring the weakened Grand Slam event didn't lose a legendary player for a second consecutive day.

(CNN)Serena Williams pulled off another comeback win at the US Open on Monday, ensuring the weakened Grand Slam event didn't lose a legendary player for a second consecutive day.

Williams trailed familiar foe Maria Sakkari by a break early in the third set before turning the tables for a 6-3 6-7 (6) 6-3 victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam for a 53rd time, tying Martina Navratilova for second on the all-time women's list.

But in Williams, the US Open arguably has the biggest star of them all and the 38-year-old remains in contention to collect a record tying 24th Grand Slam title.

Sakkari had defeated Williams at the warmup Western & Southern Open in three sets.

In that one, too, she won a second-set tiebreak.

And when Greece's top-ranked female player led 2-0 in the decider, it appeared as if the 15th seed was on course to become the first player since Justine Henin in 2007 to get the better of Williams -- excluding a retirement -- in back-to-back tournaments.

Williams, though, has won 23 majors for a reason.

After forcing Sakkari into an error on match point, Williams let out a loud roar, which resonated even more since there are no fans at this year's tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Williams wasn't as close to exiting in the previous round but trailed 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens by a set.

Williams will face fellow mom Tsvetana Pironkova in the last eight.

Williams owns a 4-0 record against the Bulgarian, who is contesting her first tournament in three years.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions