Brilliant Serena Williams wins eight games in a row to beat Karolina Pliskova
Serena Williams has moved into the semi-finals of the US Open after an emotional victory over Karolina Pliskova.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner was visibly emotional in Arthur Ashe Stadium, and had to recover from an early break that left her 4-2 down in the first set.
However, she won the next eight games in a row to go from 2-4 to 6-4 4-0 before eventually closing out a 6-4 6-3 win.
It was Williams’ 100th match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, more than anyone else in tennis history.
Sealed with an ace!@serenawilliams prevails under the lights to defeat Pliskova 6-4, 6-3!
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2018
“I’m playing free,” she said. “I have nothing to prove and I’m just doing the best I can.
“I love this game and I just love playing.”
Williams will now play Anastasija Sevastova in the semi-finals after she ousted defending champions Sloane Stephens from the competition.
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