Serena Williams appears to have reached the summit of her form in the 2011 U.S Open. In the quarterfinal match today she will play against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Serena is ranked no 28 in the Open which is way too low for someone of her calibre. If she wins the quarterfinal which is highly expected she will be facing the world No.1, Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinal of the 2011 US Open.
Serena Williams has won the US Open singles title three times in 1999, 2002 and 2008. Also she won the doubles crown twice in ’99 and ’09 along with her sister Venus.
Already she is the favorite to clinch the last grand slam title of year. It would be very surprising if Serena didn’t hold the silverware at the end of this week.
Serena Williams will turn 30 in the next couple of weeks. Serena has had long injury breaks and time away from the Tour several times but she never fails to surprise us with her powerful and confident style of tennis.
Williams became the World No. 1 for the first time in July in 2002. Her Grand Slam record stands at 13 in singles, 12 in doubles and 2 in mixed doubles a total of 27.
It is going to be very difficult for any female player at this year’s US Open to stop the American powerhouse.
She is yet to lose a set and in her last match she took out Ana Ivanovic, the No. 16 seed in two straight sets 6-3 6-4.
Her confidence also appears to peak at the right time as evident from her own words. I'm a person that really hates to lose. It's really important for me just to look at the mountain and keep climbing it, not get discouraged, said Serena.
As of now it is hoped that the quarterfinal match will be worth watching if Anastasia could show what she has said. I'm going to say that I don't want to go out there and enjoy just being on centre court playing against Serena. I would like to do well, try to fight, and with my effort I'll try to beat her, commented Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova about the match. Pavlyuchenkova defeated French Open Champion Francesca Schiavone in the round of 16.