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Serena Williams reaches US Open semifinals after rallying against fellow mom

September 9, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A fellow mom gave Serena Williams all she could handle at the US Open but it was the legendary American who battled to another comeback win to keep her hopes of tallying a record 24th Grand Slam title alive.

(CNN)A fellow mom gave Serena Williams all she could handle at the US Open but it was the legendary American who battled to another comeback win to keep her hopes of tallying a record 24th Grand Slam title alive.

Williams overcame the varied game of Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6 6-3 6-2 in a thriller in New York to reach the semifinals at her home major for the 11th straight time.

Another mom could await in the semifinals Thursday, if twice Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka -- who has also had some epic contests with Williams -- downs Belgium's Elise Mertens.

Williams had to rally from a set and break down against Pironkova, who officially has no ranking after playing her first tournament in three years.

With Pironkova holding a game point, she was unable to put away a forehand volley, allowing Williams to rip a pass to finish the point.

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