Serena Williams was at her ruthless greatest on Tuesday evening as she hammered China’s Wang Qiang to e-book her spot within the semi-finals of the US Open.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion downed the 18th seed in simply 44 minutes, hitting 25 winners to 10 unforced errors in a 6-1 6-Zero win.
Wang’s stats didn’t learn fairly so nicely. The Chinese language didn’t hit a single winner within the match and received solely 4 factors within the second set.
‘I’ve been engaged on my velocity, getting photographs,’ Williams mentioned. ‘I didn’t give her too many probabilities within the match.
‘Yeah, that’s a superb stat for me. It’s good as a result of I need to have the ability to be capable to transfer across the courtroom. I transfer once I wish to transfer. I suppose I needed to maneuver tonight.’
In reality, it was an entire mismatch however Williams ought to now be nicely rested forward of what must be a far harder semi-final assembly with Elina Svitolina.
‘Well, she is obviously a fighter,’ Williams mentioned of Svitolina. ‘She gets a lot of balls back. She doesn’t make lots of errors. She’s a kind of gamers that does all the pieces rather well. So I’ve to do all the pieces nicely, too.
Wang admitted she was utterly overwhelmed by Williams’ energy.
‘The power, like, I cannot handle it. Just too much for me,’ she mentioned.
‘Yes, the biggest court in the world. It’s somewhat bit tight for me. Towards Serena, she do lot of strain to me. So will not be straightforward to play in opposition to her.’