The American Serena Williams (10) forcefully beat the Romanian Simona Halep (2) by a double 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and will face the Japanese Naomi Osaka (3) to reach a place in the end.

“It was my best match so far this tournament. I knew I had to play a game and I’m very happy about it, “she explained after closing her pass in a game that lasted an hour and a half.

Serena moved to the semi-finals after her move to just two games away from equaling Australia’s Margaret Court’s record for the highest number of Grand Slam titles (24).

The 39-year-old American tennis veteran was in charge of dictating the rhythm of the game, after executing 24 winning strokes and committing 33 unforced errors, to subdue the service of a Halep who had serious problems keeping the serve after receiving six breaks.

Serena has an unfavorable face-to-face (1-2) with her next rival, the Japanese Osaka, who also prevailed in the most important duel they have had to date: the final of the 2018 US Open.

“She is an example to follow. I am looking forward to seeing how I respond in such an important match, ”said the youngest of the Williams regarding Osaka.

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