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Serena Williams beats Pironkova to reach semi-finals


10 September 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Serena Williams defeated Tsvetana Pironkova in the US Open quarter-finals, keeping alive her hopes of a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win.

The American six-time champion, 38, struggled early on with the variety of shots from the unranked player who was in her first tournament in three years.

The Bulgarian, 32, broke in the fifth game en route to taking the first set.

Pironkova tired as Williams took the second and broke twice in the third.

The veteran will now play former world number one Victoria Azarenka.

Williams said she could not afford another sluggish start if she is to reach her fifth Grand Slam final in three years.

“I was feeling it a little in my legs and an hour in, for some reason, I got more energy. I can’t do that if I want to keep winning,” said Williams, who last won the US Open in 2014.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Publish Date : 10 September 2020 07:55 AM

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