Serena Williams made this Wimbledon semifinal seem like her random chore on a Thursday afternoon, racing past Elena Vesnina 6-2 6-0 without even breaking a sweat.
When the world No.1 stormed to a 4-0 lead after just 14 minutes of match play it was evident that the Russian’s chances were slim, at most 2%. The on-fire Williams cruised through the first set in 27 minutes and continued even more dominantly in the second set, not even for a moment giving Vesnina glimpses of hope.
Despite the horrible loss, Vesnina has so much to be happy about. A Grand Slam semifinal is a great result and on Monday she’ll move back into the Top 25, while as recently as in February she was ranked No.122.
Interestingly, Vesnina will have to face Serena again in several hours, as their doubles quarterfinal is scheduled for later today. But first, let’s get ready for the second singles semifinal, Venus Williams vs. Angelique Kerber. (photo: Jimmie48)