Serena strokes into US Open semi, her 39th Grand Slam Semi beating Pironkova.

Former world female No1 Tennis champion, Serena Williams has qualified for her 39th Grand Slam Semi-Final beating Tsvetana Pironkova in her US Open quarterfinal match on Wednesday afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Serena Williams lost the first round (4-6) but rallied to win the second and third sets in convincing fashion over Pironkova (6-3, 6-2).

The 23-time Grand Slam champion fired a commanding total of 20 aces in the match, nearly half of her 44 winners.

Williams also kept her unforced error total low, with 24, and just four of those came in the final set.

One of the lovely observations of Patmos media Line was the dexterity of Serena as she switched wonderfully from left hand to right hands in the match.

Tsvetana Pironkova had been the surprise package of the event. The Bulgarian played her first tournament of any type since 2017 Wimbledon – She returned for 2020 US Open after an absence of over three years having given birth to son Alexander in early 2018.

Pironkova racked up stirring wins in the early rounds as she romped to her fourth Grand Slam quarterfinal, but was unable to compete with Williams when the American fight back in the last eight.

Williams will now face either Victoria Azarenka of Belarus or No.16 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium in the final four.

Azarenka and Mertens will battle for the last remaining semifinal spot on Wednesday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

- Reports from Toluwanimi Olatunji.



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