Playing in the early night match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Serena Williams handled Ana Ivanovic in straight sets yesterday and advanced to the semifnals of the U.S. Open. Williams' 6-1, 6-3 win included the striking of 26 winners. The former U.S. Open champion appeared somewhat subdued during the 58-minute match, during which she hit 12 aces. However, shortly after the match's conclusion, Williams was talkative and good-humored during an ESPN studio interview.
Williams' next opponent will be Sara Errani.