Serena Williams Overcomes Bad Start to Advance to U.S. Open Semifinals

Serena Williams Overcomes Bad Start to Advance to U.S. Open Semifinals

Williams is on track to win her 14th Grand Slam title.

Published September 9, 2011

It was a little harder than expected, but Serena Williams overcame a slow start to defeat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7-5, 6-1 during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

The 28th-seeded Williams advances to the semifinals and remains the favorite to win her fourth title at Flushing Meadows. But for a while in the first set Thursday it appeared Williams could be headed home, upset by the 17th-seeded Pavlyuchenkova.

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Written by Terrance Harris

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