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Serena Williams Overcomes Tsvetana Pironkova To Reach US Open Semi-Finals

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Overcomes To Reach Semi-Finals

Serena Williams fought back from a set and a break down to beat Tsvetana Pironkova and progress into the semi-finals of the US Open where she will face Victoria Azarenka.

The six-time champion had to do things the hard way to secure the 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory and continue her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, while Azarenka, who returned to the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2013 by overwhelming Elise Mertens 6-1 6-0.

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Pironkova, who entered unseeded and unranked after taking a three-year break from tennis to start a family, lost just five points on her serve in the opening set.

Williams will face either Victoria Azarenka or Elise Mertens in the semi-finals.

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Source: Skysports

 

Olayemi Olatunji

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