World Number eight Serena Williams pulled off a breathtaking win against Greece’s Maria Sakkari during the pre-quarterfinals of US Open 2020. She knocked her out 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, and reserved her 53rd Major quarterfinal spot in her career and simultaneously she attained her 100th win on the Arthur Ashe. She’s the only tennis player to claim 100 wins on Ashe in the era of modern tennis.
After her historic win, Williams was asked about her thoughts on Novak Djokovic’s disqualification from US Open 2020 as he accidentally hit a ball on line judge’s throat during his fourth-round match. Serena was asked whether it was the right decision to default him or not.
Serena Williams refuses to speak about Novak Djokovic’s Disqualification
American legend acknowledged she knows about the matter but she refused to open up on the same. “Yeah, you know, I’m not going to touch that. I’m going to leave that to you guys. I’m just not touching it,” she said.
Then a few minutes later another reporter touched upon the same topic and yet again her answer was the same. “So, yeah, Mark, I already said I’m not going to touch that. I’m going to leave that to you guys. Good try, though (smiling),” she added.
Next battle for Serena!
Up next, Serena Williams will be meeting Bulgeria’s Tsvetana Pironkova who recently made a phenomenal comeback on the WTA Tour. For the past three years Pironkova did not play any professional match, she was away from the sport and fulfilled her personal life responsibilities.
Indeed the two ladies Serena and Tsvetana would set up ‘The Battle of Mothers’ during the quarterfinals of US Open 2020. Williams is mother to her three-year-old daughter named Olympia and Tsvetana’s son Alexander is two-years-old.
Also, another triumphant mother on the WTA Tour Victoria Azarenka is yet to book her spot in the quarterfinals. She’ will lock horns against Karolina Muchova in the round of 16 at the New York Major during the night session on Monday.