Hard work pays off,’ they say. Six-time US Open champion Serena Williams of the United States exhibited a stunning display of form as she overpowered No.18 seed Wang Qiang of China, 6-1, 6-0, to move into the semifinals of her home Grand Slam event for the 13th time in her legendary career.
Serena Williams earned her 100th match-win at the US Open in her first time facing Wang, dispatching the Chinese No.1 after just 44 minutes of play, tying Simona Halep’s third-round victory over Viktoria Kuzmova in Madrid for the shortest WTA match of the year.
“It feels good,” Williams stated in her post-match press conference. “It feels like, okay, this is what I’ve been training for. This is how hard I’ve been working. It feels like, you know, hard work pays off when that happens.”