Serena Williams powered into the last four of the U.S. Open with a crushing straight-sets quarter-final win over Wang Qiang that marked her 100th at Flushing Meadows.
But if you blinked, you may have missed it.
Because—in what was an absolutely dominant performance—Serena needed just 44 minutes to dispatch of Wang. That sounds dirty but it isn’t.
Actually, maybe it is a little dirty—as in Serena “did her dirty”—beating the 18th seeded Wang 6-1, 6-0 while hitting 24 winners to Wang’s zero and winning more than three times as many points as Wang: 49 to 15.
To Wang’s credit, she produced one of the shocks of the tournament in the fourth round, when she stunned second seed Ashleigh Barty to reach her first grand slam quarter-final.
But the Wang’s dream run to the last eight ended in nightmare fashion as the 37-year-old Williams steamrolled her on her way into the semis where she will face Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina.
Source: Yahoo! Sports