FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY â€“ 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, Italyâ€™s Sara Errani 6-1, 6-2 to move into the finals of Flushing Meadows.
â€œI know she’s a very strong player, Errani said.Â â€œBig difference, of course; I lost 1 and 2.Â She played a good match; she’s a great player.
â€œWell, if I know, on the court would be different.Â But I just try.Â I just believe I can do before the match.Â I just try everything I could. Â 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. Â Then was not so good, so I changed and try to be a bit more aggressive. Â In any case, it was very difficult.
â€œI think maybe she’s the best.Â Yeah, for me I think she is incredible.Â The way she want to won, when she play like this, I think she’s best player in the world.â€
Williams has lost a mere 19 games en route to the final. Sheâ€™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 nightâ€™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, â€œErrani said. â€œNo 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.
â€œWe will see tomorrow, but I think she can win.Â I think she will win, but I don’t know, of course.Â They have to play, and Azarenka is also a strong player.Â I think Serena is another level.â€