WTA: Serena Williams seals Elina Svitolina for 10th US Open final
Former World No.1 Serena Williams (USA) positioned herself one win from a 24th major for the fourth time on Thursday night, defeating No.5 seed Elina Svitolina (Ukraine), 6-3, 6-1 to reach her 10th U.S. Open title.
"It's really good. I mean, to be in yet another final, it seems honestly crazy. But I don't really expect too much less," Serena said in her post-match press conference, WTA wrote.
A six-time champion at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Williams navigated through a tricky start to surge through after 70 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
"I think today was solid. It definitely wasn't my best tennis. It's interesting that she knows that. She's a super professional to know that. She probably could have played better, as well. I definitely know I could have played better. I'm just focusing on not that, just the next match."
The American, who broke the Open Era record for Grand Slam titles at the 2017 Australian Open, has reached three major finals since marrying and giving birth to daughter, Alexis Olympia, all in the hopes of tying Margaret Court's all-time record of 24.