2014/11/23

Serena Williams Blasts Past Errani to Gain US Open Final

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Serena Williams continued to mow down opponents on Friday at the US Open. In 64 minutes, the 14-time major champion dismissed French Open finalist, Italy’s Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 to move into the finals of Flushing Meadows.

“I know she’s a very strong player, Errani said.  “Big difference, of course; I lost 1 and 2.  She played a good match; she’s a great player.

“Well, if I know, on the court would be different.  But I just try.  I just believe I can do before the match.  I just try everything I could.  I just try first set to be a bit more on the defense, to receive a bit more far away, and play her high balls and try to make that game.  Then was not so good, so I changed and try to be a bit more aggressive.  In any case, it was very difficult.

“I think maybe she’s the best.  Yeah, for me I think she is incredible.  The way she want to won, when she play like this, I think she’s best player in the world.”

Williams has lost a mere 19 games en route to the final. She’s gone 25-1 since losing in the first round of the French Open including a Wimbledon titles and a gold medal in singles in the Olympics Games.

“It’s really awesome,” Williams said in an on-court interview. “That is what I wanted, and what I dreamed of, all year.”

Williams will get to play Victoria Azarenka in the Saturday night’s final.

“Obviously, Victoria wants to win, too,” Williams said in an on-court interview. “But I’m American, guys. Last one standing. Go USA!”

“She’s not unbeatable, “Errani said. “No one is unbeatable. Anyone can lose. But if she plays well, she’s the best in the world. It’s stressful against her. She puts a lot of pressure on you. You need to play quickly. You don’t have even a tiny chance to control a point the way you would want to.

“We will see tomorrow, but I think she can win.  I think she will win, but I don’t know, of course.  They have to play, and Azarenka is also a strong player.  I think Serena is another level.”

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