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Serena Williams gets into the US Open semis

Serena beat her sister V. Williams to reach the semi final. Serena will go into her next round against Roberta Vinci, an unseeded Italian veteran better known for her doubles prowess who will be playing in her first Grand Slam singles semifinal. Serena has not lost a set to Vinci in any of their previous four matches.

Current tournament:US Open (Women’s Singles)

1

S. Williams

6

1

6

Quarterfinals

23

V. Williams

2

6

3

Sep 9, Completed

 

1

S. Williams

6

6

 

4th Round

19

M. Keys

3

3

 

Sep 7, Completed

 

1

S. Williams

3

7

6

3rd Round

 

B. Mattek-Sands

6

5

0

Sep 5, Completed

 

1

S. Williams

77

6

 

2nd Round


 

 

         

Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player who is ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013.[4] Williams has spent 256 weeks overall as the WTA ranked #1 as of August 30, 2015, placing her 4th on the List of WTA number 1 ranked players. On July 13, 2015 she marked the first time in WTA history that the No. 1 player had more than twice as many points as No. 2.[5] She is the reigning champion of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women’s singles and doubles. Williams is regarded by some commentators, sports writers, and current and former players as the greatest female tennis player of all-time.

Williams holds the most major singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined amongst active players, male or female. Her record of 36 major titles puts her fifth on the all-time list and second in the open era with: 21 in singles, 13 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She is the most recent player, male or female, to have held all four major singles titles simultaneously (2002–03 and 2014–15), the fifth woman ever to do so and only the third player, male or female, to achieve this record twice after Rod Laver and Steffi Graf. She is also the most recent player, together with her sister Venus Williams, to have held all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles simultaneously (2009–10).