As expected, Serena Williams was absolutely ruthless against poor Sara Errani and the match can best be summed up by the fact that the Italian celebrated the winning of her first game, which happened in the tenth game of the encounter, as if she won at least the set. That game turned out to be the one and only game Errani won in the entire semifinal.
Who would have thought that Errani played the final of this same Grand Slam just last year! But anyone who faces Serena nowadays has a 90% chance to just hit the wall. Can you imagine, Serena hit 40 winners in the 46-minute match!
In the big championships match, Williams will face defending champion Maria Sharapova, who overcame Victoria Azarenka earlier in the day. Since the start of the tournament Williams and Sharapova have been by far the biggest favorites for the trophy. Will Sharapova be able to stop Serena? Considering Serena's dominance and the fact that she has not lost to the Russian since 2004, having beaten her in their last ten matches, Sharapova will need all the luck in the world. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)