Besides the second set against Victoria Azarenka in the third round, Serena Williams has faced no real challenge at the US Open, including her today’s encounter with Ana Ivanovic – the former world No.1 was just another unmemorable target on Williams’ surge through the tournament.
The 28th-seeded Williams is already in the quarterfinals, having dropped her serve only two times on the way. Knowing the state of Williams’ and Ivanovic’s tennis, Ivanovic can unfortunately be happy that she was one of the two players who broke the American’s serve this US Open and that she won seven games during the fourth round match, 6-3 6-4.
Next for Williams will be first time US Open quarterfinalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who defeated seed No.7 Francesca Schiavone 5-7 6-3 6-4 in two hours and 41 minutes after they committed a combined 21 double faults and dropped serve 16 times. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)