It’s a long way to go, but Serena Williams could meet nemesis Roberta Vinci in the Australian Open semifinals. Of course Vinci is the woman who ended Serena’s historic run at a Calender Grand Slam last September at the US Open, a loss Serena says she still uses as motivation.
“I watch it every day,” Serena semi-jokingly said. “Every night to get ready.”
After tough first round match, Serena used that motivation to bloww out Su-Wei Hsieh today 61 ,62. She’ll next face teen Russian Daria Kasatkina who beat Venus last week.
“I don’t think it’s gonna be easy,” Serena said. “Any time someone is beating Venus they are more than likely playing really good. So I definitely will be ready for that. I obviously will ask Venus what she thought of the match, and I’m sure Patrick will know everything about her match and stuff. He’s really good at studying.”
This fortnight, Serena is seeking an 22nd Grand Slam which would tie Steffi Graf’s Open Era record.
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