August 2019

Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova for 19th Straight Time

Williams beat Sharapova in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. . It was Williams' first U.S. Open match since losing to Naomi Osaka in last year's final. . Williams now leads the head-to-head series with Sharapova 20-2. . Every time I come up against her, I just bring out some of my best tennis. , Serena Williams, via statement. The match lasted only 59 minutes, and Williams won twice as many points, 56-28. . I always said her ball somehow lands in my strike zone. I don't know. It's just perfect for me. , Serena Williams, via statement. Williams, who has been dealing with back spasms, is seeking her seventh U.S. Open title. . The body's good. I feel good. My back's a lot better. So I'm excited. This is going to be fun. , Serena Williams, via statement