2011 U.S. OPEN DAY 13: (PHOTOS) Straight Sets, Straight To The Final - Serena Puts The Smackdown On Wozniacki
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Serena Williams, USA celebrates after defeating Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark in the 2011 U.S. Open semifinals.
Though Serena began the match making quite a few errors, she overpowered and out served Wozniacki unquestionably. Wozniacki was able to hang in there for some of those long power shot rallies, but at no time was she ever a threat to the "former" world no. 1.
Serena will turn 30 later this month and has won the US Open in 1999, 2002 and 2008. Following Wimbledon last year, a foot injury put her out of competition for the rest of 2010 and a mysterious illness earlier this year had her on blood thinners. The American returned to competition at Wimbledon earlier this summer, advancing to the fourth round.
Post match Serena commented how how elated she was, especially in light of being an American at the U.S. Open during the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of 911 to a roaring applause from the fans.