Serena Williams had some problems early in her semifinal match at the US Open. UU., But he quickly recovered and dominated, while his adorable daughter stole the program on social networks.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss, filmmaker Spike Lee, former men's tennis champion Boris Becker and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour were in attendance to see Serena, who was not at her best from the start.
Williams was a bit unstable at the start of their match against No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.
For all six minutes.
Serena Williams gestures to the crowd after her victory over Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during her US Open Women's Singles semifinal match at Flushing Meadows, New York on Thursday
Williams was a bit unstable at the beginning of his match against sevastova No. 19 (above), but he recovered very well and dominated
Williams played impeccably, especially on the net, taking 12 of 13 games to beat Sevastova 6-3 6-0.
Williams wore her purple tutu dress during the match in the central courtyard on Thursday
Williams gives a bomb in his fist and looks towards the stands after his victory on Thursday
Williams is the women's record holder in most Grand Slam titles in the Open era
After the game, her daughter, Olympia, was seen on Instagram wearing the same tutu dress as her mother when she dispatched Sevastova.
That is the time it took to leave the first two games on Thursday night.
Williams spent the next hour playing impeccably, especially on the Web, taking 12 of 13 games to beat Sevastova 6-3, 6-0 and reach his ninth final in Flushing Meadows and 31 in all Grand Slam tournaments.
After the game, her daughter, Olympia, was seen on Instagram with the same tutu dress as her mother when she dispatched Sevastova.
Social networks were also excited by the pre-game wardrobe of Serena, namely, her custom-made leather Nike jacket.
As a devoted mother, she even wrote down her daughter's name with a heart and an arrow poking at her.
"I've been working hard on my volleys, I've won some doubles championships, so I know how to volley," Williams said with a laugh, before adding this key phrase: "Usually I just come here to shake hands."
Alexis Ohanian, Serena's husband, looks anxiously from the stands during his wife's party
Ohanian pummels after Serena earns a point during her semifinal match on Thursday
Serena's sister, Venus, was also in the stands watching during the game at the USTA Tennis Center on Thursday
Editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour (right) speaks with Serena's mother, Oracene Price (left)
Karlie Kloss (left) attends the match with her fiance, Joshua Kushner
Kloss, the supermodel, recently confirmed her commitment to Kushner, the brother of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
The 26-year-old model hit a winner in a short black dress with no shoulders. Victoria & # 39; s Secret Angel completed her outfit with black shoes and complemented with a white bag
With one more victory, Williams will win her seventh United States Open Championship and her 24th individual singles trophy, equaling Margaret Court as the most in tennis history.
Williams already has the most mark in the professional era of half a century; Court won some of his own against amateur competition.
On Saturday, Williams will face the 20th seed, Naomi Osaka, a 20-year-old who is the first Japanese woman to reach the Grand Slam final.
Osaka saved the 13 break points he faced on Thursday and beat runner-up 2017 Madison Keys 6-2, 6-4.
Social networks were also excited by the dressing room prior to Serena's game, namely, her made-to-measure Nike leather jacket
As a devout mother, she even wrote down her daughter's name with a heart and an arrow poking at her
Williams is seen wearing the jacket as she enters the court before her semifinal match on Thursday
When asked during his interview on the court how he managed to avoid all those break opportunities, Osaka replied with a smile, "This is going to sound very bad, but I was thinking," I really want to play Serena. "
"Because she's Serena," Osaka said. & # 39; I like it, what do you mean? & # 39;
Williams had lost in the semifinals on her two previous trips to New York, against Roberta Vinci in 2015 while competing for a one-calendar-year Grand Slam and against Karolina Pliskova in 2016.
A year ago, Williams missed the US Open because she gave birth to her daughter, Olympia, during the tournament.
Then he dealt with the complications related to blood clots.
The American returned to the tour in February and to the Grand Slam action at the French Open in May, when she had to retire from the field with an injured chest muscle.
In her second important comeback, Wimbledon, she was the finalist.
One champion watches another: the former world number one, Boris Becker, takes the match
Now comes the opportunity to obtain a title and become, a few weeks of turning 37, the oldest woman to win a Slam in singles.
"Honestly, it's really incredible." A year ago, I was struggling, literally, for my life in the hospital after having the baby, "Williams said, his voice trembling.
"So every day I go out on this court, I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to practice this sport, you know, so it does not matter what happens in any game – semifinals, finals – I feel like I've won."
Sevastova participated in an important semifinal for the first time at 28 years old.
While she started the night well enough at Arthur Ashe Stadium by converting two games without errors to a quick 2-0 lead, everything changed soon.
The roof was closed hours earlier due to a forecast calling for rain and strong wind, so the shouts and applause resounded in the place every time the spectators roared for Williams, during the pre-match presentations, when she came to the line background to serve in the opening game, and then after almost every point she won.
And there were many of those.
Total winners? Williams led 31-10 in that category.
And Sevastova's inclination for drop shots did not work: he lost only three points in the first set with errors that landed on the wrong side of the net.
"She had a bit of luck, I think, in some breaks in the first set, so she started to feel better, when she's at the front, it's hard to play," said Sevastova, who retired from tennis in 2013, and then He returned to the tour in 2015.
"She stayed focused on the second set."
The filmmaker Spike Lee
The key to Williams, in fact, was something new: move as much as possible.
Sevastova changes a lot of speed and angles, which helped her eliminate defending champion Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals.
In order to avoid too many long exchanges from the baseline, Williams and his coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, thought that it made more sense to press Sevastova.
It worked. And how.
Williams won 24 of the 28 points when he went to the net.
Add that to your powerful bottom line game and always excellent service, which reached 120 mph, and this really was not any competition at all.
Serena will face Naomi Osaka of Japan (above) in the final. Osaka, 20, is the youngest woman to reach the final of the US Open since 2009 and has only one level title of the tour so far, which was difficult this season.
"Get that far, so fast," Williams told fans later, "I just started, guys."
Osaka is at the beginning of what could be a wonderful career.
She is the youngest woman to reach the final of the US Open since 2009 and has only one title level of the tour so far, which came to a hard court this season.
She was born in Japan, but moved to New York at the age of 3 and now lives in Florida.
His coach is Sascha Bajin, who used to be Williams' strike partner.
& # 39; Mama, I did it. I love you Thank you, "Osaka said during his interview.
In the stands, his mother raised two thumbs and clapped.
Encouraged to direct a message to Williams, Osaka said, "I love you," then chuckled and covered his face, before adding, "I love everyone."