Saturday , July 24 2021

Serena Williams reaches quarterfinals Leaning Halep to Australian Final

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams took a big step to victory record tying 24, the title of Grand Slam singles Monday, where she won the top seed Simona Halep, 6-1 , 4-6, 6-4, f'sitba of.

"It was a very intense match, some incredible points," said Williams after a television interview on the court after. "I really needed to add to my game. No player is. 1 in the world, and there is a reason. "

Williams, 37, appeared slow in the beginning of the game, lost the opening match with & # 39; equipment & # 39; shooting is not bad not bad. But then began to turn on the jets, by playing with power and precision, and did not allow her Romanian opponent finds the pace of its usual. The first set ended in & # 39; 20 minutes.

Halep, 27, among the most tenacious players in pro tennis, fought back gamely, and came back from an early break & # 39; serve to take the second set.

In the third set, the points started playing with & # 39; longer rallies, more like how Halep. Williams, however, broke serve midway through & # 39; that the last stanza. It closed the game on the service, with little resistance from Halep.

The Williams Halep match, played before a packed crowd of 15, 000 Rhodes Laver Arena, was rare case where player with the highest grade was considered the underdog. Halep had to face not only a formidable opponent with 23 major title, only seven from Melbourne, but Williams has dominated the career record per capita, winning eight times and losing once.

If Williams wins the Australian Open this year has the title of 24 Grand Slam, tying the record of Australian Margaret Court. Court won its titles in both amateur and professional era, which began in 1968.

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