Serena’s looking Like a Champion

By Richard Kent BASN Tennis Writer
Updated: September 4, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BASN)—On to the quarters for Serena Williams at the US Open. She easily defeated no. 16 Ana Ivanovic 6-3,6-4 in only 74 minutes in windy,15 mph conditions at packed Ashe Satdium at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center on Labor Day.

Williams had 9 aces and only 1 double fault.Ivanovic had 29 unforced errors,but many were caused by Williams power game.

Williams will face unheralded no. 17 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on today,weather permitting.She has still yet to drop a set at the Open and is the odds on favorite to win it all Saturday night.

Poor Victoria Azarenka.The Belarussian was the 4th seed at the US Open coming off of a semifinal finish at Wimbledon. On Saturday she drew the 28th seed. It would seem like a simple match. But no. Not at the 2011 US Open because the 28th seed happens to be the best player in the draw,Serena Williams.

Azarenka was no match for Williams in the first set,falling 6-1. She came back in the second set to make it competitive before falling 7-6.

That 7-6 score may be the closest one Williams faces in the rest of the Open.Williams had 39 winners to only 24 unforced errors.

Williams could have faced young American star Sloane Stephens on Monday,but Stephens fell tamely to former world no. 1 Ana Ivanovic so Williams will face Ivanovic.

Serena’s sister Venus had to withdraw earlier in the week due to Sjorens syndrome.