Serena Williams Routs Qiang Wang in 44 Minutes to Advance to US Open Semifinal
(September 3, 2019) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Six-time champion Serena Williams needed just 44 minutes to beat China’s Qiang Wang 6-1, 6-0 to win her 100th match of her career at the US Open. The victory puts the 23-time major champion into the semifinals against Elina Svitolina.
Williams won 50 points and lost only 15. Ten of the 15 points lost came on Williams’ unforced errors. She was 5 for 5 on break point chances.
The eighth seed hit 25 winners and was 7 for 7 on net points won.
The American won 90% percent of first serve points, hitting 1 ace.
“From when I first started here at 16, I never thought I would get to 100,” said Williams in her on-court interview after the match. “I love what I do. I love coming out here in front of you guys. It’s so special. I never want to let it go.”
“I’ve been working on my speed, getting shots. I didn’t give her too many chances in the match,” Williams said to media. “It’s good because I want to be able to be able to move around the court. I move when I want to move. I guess I wanted to move tonight.”
“I don’t try to up any intimidation factor,” Williams said. “I am who I am. I’ve always been the person that goes out there and roars and screams and complains and cries and fights.
“I’m extremely passionate about what I do. Most people that love their jobs are passionate about what they do. That’s just me.”
What surprised Wang about Williams play: “Power.” “The power, like, I cannot handle it. Just too much for me.”
Despite the loss it’s been a good tournament for the player from China.
“I think I did really good work in two weeks. Doesn’t matter the last match. I think it’s very positive for me,” Wang said..
“She is obviously a fighter. She gets a lot of balls back. She doesn’t make a lot of mistakes,” Williams said about Elina Svitolina, her next opponent, who beat her at the 2016 Rio Olympics. “She’s one of those players that does everything really well. So I have to do everything well, too.”