Serena Williams Defeats Tsvetana Pironkova To Reach U.S. Open Semifinals

Serena Williams defeated Tsvetana Pironkova to reach the semifinals in her 11th consecutive U.S. Open appearance. Williams trailed by a set and a break before coming back to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Williams is hoping for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title.

Williams last lost before the semifinals in New York all the way back in 2007, when Justine Henin eliminated her in the quarterfinals. Williams, who turns 39 in less than three weeks, has won a total of six championships at the U.S. Open and was the runner-up four times, including in 2018 and 2019.

Serena survives Pironkova test to reach U.S. Open semis


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