On the world’s largest Grand Slam stage, like the
Tennis Rock Star she is, Serena enjoys her return to the spotlight, using Wozy as a tune up for Sunday’s final match.
The scene of the most embarrassing moment for the world number one WTA player took place at Flushing Meadows, in the world’s biggest tennis stadium. Wo Wo Wozy – Wozniacki found herself in an ugly moment she’d love to forget—6-2 6-4 loss to Serena who brings the most complete game to the women’s game of tennis. Counterpusher
versus talented all round player with all the weapons = Offense beating Defense!
Accentuating the aggressive-vs.-passive theme Serena won 17 of the 21
points when she came to net. “Usually I only come up to the net to shake
hands,” Williams said. “Today I said, ‘Let’s try something.” Serena finished with 34 winners, compared to five for Wozniacki, though the real picture was painted early in the second set when Williams led 20-0 in that category.
SERENA STAYED ON THE GOOD FOOT
The only real drama all night came after the fifth game when Serena’s right shoe was taken off … to reveal a plausibly mangled foot. She took a lot of heat for pulling out of the event in Cincinnati — and showing up a few days later at a certain celebrity wedding in LA–but this looked serious. The foot was wrapped with enough gauze to cover several mummies and — shades of Curt Schilling’s bloody sock — there appeared
to be blood seeping through.Despite the injury took the match in two sets.
SERENA – THE AMERICAN PLAYER
Bugs me that Serena is just Serena to commentators in the US but when
identifying other players they usually refer to the players’ country of origin, i.e. Nadal the Spaniard, Wozniacki the Dane and etc. Kudos to Shandra Rubin when calling the match between Serena and Pavy on US Open Live Stream for getting it right. Several times during her match-play coverage she called Serena “The American Player.”
I’m so happy,” Williams said. “Especially with 9/11, to be an American and still in the tournament. I really want to play tomorrow on such a special day for America. “It’s been such an arduous, long road. I can’t believe it.” Sunday Serena is going for her fourth U.S. Open championship on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
SUNDAY FINAL: DOWN GOES STOSUR
Serena comes out Sunday afternoon to face Samantha Stosur, who beat her a year ago in the quarterfinals of the French Open. The
three-time U.S. Open champion has not surrendered a set this tournament and will be riding an 18-match winning streak when she faces ninth-seeded Stosur on Sunday.
“I think that’s obviously a big, you know, confidence booster if I end up
playing her to know that I have been able to do it in a major tournament,”
Stosur said earlier. “But every tournament is new, and she’s obviously
been playing extremely well and wants to … she comes back, and I’m sure it’s always to win Grand Slam titles.”
FUNNY SERENA / RAFA MOMENT
The uniquely original Serena Williams, after the defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal gave U.S. Open referee Brian Earley an earful over wet conditions: “Preach@RafaelNadal preach! My Fellow Booty Brother!!! #gobigbutts lol” (link)