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Serena Williams dismissed the idea quickly and completely.
There's no way, the U.S. Open's defending champion and top-seeded woman insisted, that there is any chance of easing up at all or letting her guard down a tad in the quarterfinals.
Really? Even after coming off a much-hyped, intense victory over 15th-seeded Sloane Stephens in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows on Sunday?
''Absolutely not,'' Williams said. ''I mean, I've been at this for a long time. So for me in my career, there are no letdowns.''
For eight games, Stephens stayed right with Williams. They put on quite a show during those 40 minutes, hitting serves faster than 115 mph, whipping forehands and backhands that landed near lines, covering a lot of ground to extend points. Stephens already was one of only three players to beat Williams this season, and at 4-all in the first set, another upset seemed possible.
That, though, is when Williams took over. The 20-year-ol...
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Serena Williams is playing some outstanding tennis and, at 31, may be getting better with age. She won Wimbledon and the US Open last year, and she captured the French Open this year. Williams was upset by Sloane Stephens in the quarters at the Australian and Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round at Wimbledon this […]
The top-ranked and No. 1-seeded Serena Williams advanced to the
US Open semifinals with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-0 win Tuesday over
18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
Serena Williams avenged her major loss to Sloane Stephens, pulling away from the young American for a 6-4, 6-1 win to return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
Stephens beat a hobbling Williams in the quarters of the Australian Open in January.
"She's definitely a good player, so it felt like something bigger, but I just had to stay focused for the moment," Williams...
From an ace on the first point to a stinging return on the last, Serena Williams was close to perfect in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
The score said it all Tuesday night: 6-0, 6-0.
Yes, Williams is looking better and better with each match at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. With two more wins - no matter the exact scores - she'll earn a fifth title at Flushing Meadows...
I can see why some players get intimidated by Serena on the court.
(September 1, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – For a match labeled a potential epic, the match failed to live up to its billing as No. 1 Serena Williams gained a bit of revenge on No. 15 seed Sloane Stephens on Sunday when the veteran took out the youngster at the US open on Sunday 6-4, […]
(September 3, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Serena Williams handed Carla Suarez Navarro a double-bagel – 6-0, 6-0 defeat on Tuesday night at the US Open. Williams hit 20 winners to Suarez Navarro’s 3 and Williams won a total of 53 points to Suarez Navarro’s 18. The first set took 20 minutes and the […]
US OPEN New York, NY, USA August 26-September 9, 2013 Grand Slam Hard/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (18) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 60 60 (5) Li Na (CHN) d. (24) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 64 67(5) 62 Women’s Singles – Fourth Round (2) Victoria Azarenka […]
US OPEN New York, NY, USA August 26-September 9, 2013 Grand Slam Hard/Outdoors Results – Sunday, September 1, 2013 Women’s Singles – Fourth Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (15) Sloane Stephens (USA) 64 61 (24) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 64 64 (5) Li Na (CHN) d. (9) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) […]