New York [USA], Sep 07 (NT): World No. 26 Serena Williams on Thursday (local time) cemented her place in the final of the current US Open women's singles by defeating Latvia's World No. 18 Anastasija Sevastova to 6-3, 6-0 .
The win keeps buoyant Serena's hopes of winning a first grand slam since getting motherhood while she is also on the doorstep of breaking a host of records.
She already has the uppermost number of Grand Slam singles titles (23) to her name in the Open Era, but the win in the semi-final gives her a chance to equal Australian celebrity Margaret Court's haul of 24 Grand Slam titles.
The win in the final will also mark Serena as the holder of the highest number of US Open singles titles. Serena is at present tied with compatriot Christine Evert on 6.
The first game of the first set, however, indicated that Sevastova will deny Serena such opportunities as the Latvian broke the American's serve and registered the first game in her name.
Serena will cross the swords with the winner of the other semi-final clash between Madison Keys (USA) and Naomi Osaka (Japan) on Sunday in her 36th Grand Slam final.