With another US Open final in sight, and Grand Slam title No 24 within reach, Serena Williams got past a slightly shaky start and quickly took control.
Williams turned in an increasingly impressive performance for a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No 5-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in their semifinal at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday night.
This will be Williams’ fourth final in the past six major tournaments. She was the runner-up at Wimbledon each of the past two years, losing to Angelique Kerber in 2018 and to Simona Halep in July. And she was also the runner-up, of course, a year ago at Flushing Meadows, losing to Naomi Osaka. Read more