It took about two gut-wrenching hours, but Serena Williams got it done.
“It’s a really great moment. She’s the toughest person I’ve ever played in my life and the best person I know,” Serena said in her on-court interview after the win. “It was really difficult today.”
In a defining quarterfinal match against her older sister, Venus Williams, Serena Williams may have brought in her biggest win of the tournament without the title.
Serena Williams On Her Way To History
The Tuesday quarterfinal match which drew the attendance of elites like Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump, was indeed given all the attention it deserved because it could have gone both ways.
With visible split loyalty, Venus was the crowd favorite. But when has that ever stopped Serena Williams?
Taking charge in the first set, falling short in the second set, and charging up till the very last point for her win, Serena Williams delivered with the heart and intensity fans know her to possess.
The entire match ended as intense as it began with the sisters not even exchange so much as a glance during the changeover after the first set.
Despite the loss to her younger sister, Venus Williams expressed the eagerness to see history in her family,
“I’m still very excited to see Serena have an opportunity to win the four majors,” she said. “That would be a huge [moment], not just for me, but for my family just for what it represents and how hard we have worked and where we come from…But at the same time, if it doesn’t happen, it’s not going to make or break you. We don’t have anything to prove. She has nothing to prove. She’s really the best ever.”
Serena will face Roberta Vinci, whose appearance in the semifinals would be a first.