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.
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.
See tweet below:
Serena Williams' hopes of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title are still alive as she progressed through to the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday 🏆🎾
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) September 9, 2020
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