Serena Williams reaches US Open semi-final

Serena Williams fights back from a set and a break down to beat unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pitronkova and reach US Open semi-final

  • Serena Williams reached US Open semi-final with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory
  • Tsvetana Prionkova forced Williams to go distance after taking the first set 
  • The Hungarian broke Williams in second but fought back to level the match up 
  • The American broke in the first game of the third to put her in control of the tie 

Serena Williams booked her place in the US Open semi-final with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Tsvetana Pironkova.

The six-time champion dropped the first set in the last eight tie with the unseeded Bulgarian claiming an unlikely 6-4 win.

Prionkova then broke Williams in the first game of the second set but the American fought back and found the break at 3-3 to give her the advantage for a 6-3 win and force the match into a deciding set.

A ruthless third set for Williams saw her break early on before her comfortable serving and another break in the seventh handed her the victory and progression to the semi-final. 

More to follow. 

Serena Williams reached US Open semi-final with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 win over Tsvetana Pironkova

The Hungarian went a set up in the last eight tie after errors from Williams let to a 6-4 win

The American was broken in the first game of the second but fought back to level the match




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