Friday, 06 September 2019 10:32

Serena Williams cruised into the U.S. Open final and is once again one win away from history.

Williams, the No. 8 seed and 23-time Grand Slam champion, dismissed No. 5 Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 6-1, in 1 hour, 10 minutes in the semifinals at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was Serena's 101st win at the U.S. Open, leaving Chrissie Evert in second place at 100.

She won 21 of her first 25 Grand Slam finals but has lost five of her last seven and has lost all three she has played since returning to the game last year after the birth of a daughter, Olympia, in September 2017.

When she won her first U.S. Open title 20 years ago, Serena beat Lindsay Davenport in the semis and Martina Hingis in the final. Davenport, 43, and Hingis, 38, are both long retired.