US Open

A 44-minute win gives Serena Williams 100th US Open victory

Serena Williams is back in the semi-finals after destroying the 18th seeded Qiang Wang 6-1, 6-0 at the US Open in New York.

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates a point during her Women's Singles quarterfinal match against Qiang Wang of China on day nine of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Cente
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Serena Williams reached the US Open semifinal after a masterful win over Qiang Wang (6-1, 6-0) in just 44 minutes to claim her 100th singles win at Flushing Meadows.

It was Wang's first career quarter-final in a Grand Slam, and after beating the second-seeded Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round, the 27-year-old player was hoping to do the impossible against Williams.

But to go up against the 23-time major champion is not an easy task, and Serena proved why she's one of the best athletes in the world and favourite for the US Open title. The 37-year-old American hit 25 winners while Wang hit zero.

Serena reached her 100th US Open win in her most one-sided victory since 2015 getting into the semi-finals for the 13th time, and in the knowledge that she has not lost a semi-final in New York since 2007.

"It’s really unbelievable literally because when I first started here at 16, I didn't think I'd get to 100 or that I’d even be out here, but I love what I do. I love being with you guys," said Serena after the game.

Williams is chasing a 24th Grand Slam title which would put her level with Margaret Court on top of the all-time list, and right now, Serena is just two wins away from it.