Will Serena Williams be able to add to her resume with a victory tomorrow night in the US Open finals?
Last night during the semifinals, Williams looked a bit rough but all of a sudden her game and mindset changed. After dropping the first two games in the opening set, Williams went on to win 12 of the 13 next games and she went on to beat her opponent Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 and then 6-0.
Last night’s win also marks the ninth time Williams will be competing in the US Open Finals at Flushing Meadows and 31st in all Grand Slam tournaments in her career.
Williams is arguably the greatest female athlete to play tennis and with one more victory, Williams will not only earn her 7th US Open championship but her 24th major singles trophy.
Williams was absolutely unstoppable when applying pressure at the net. Williams won 24 of the 28 points when she was able to charge the net. Which is unlike anything we have seen from Williams in the past. Williams usually stands her ground and shows off her strength with a powerful baseline game and her serve was unbelievable.
Williams knew that if she wanted to reach the finals, she would ultimately have to change her game against Sevastova, who changes speed constantly and angles her play regularly.
However, Williams will face No. 20 seed and first Japanese women to reach a Grand Slam final, Naomi Osaka.