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By Ajay Tyagi
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Gunning to win her home Grand Slam for a fourth time, American Serena Williams crushed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia with 6-1, 6-3 scoreline to reach the semi-finals of 2012 US Open Tennis Championships on Wednesday evening.
Serena got a early break in the second game of the first set and raced to 4-1 lead. The American broke Ivanovic for the second time in the sixth game of the set and then successfully served out for the first set. Serena fired 6 aces and placed 12 winners to take first set lead in the match.
Match Cast: Serena vs Ivanovic
Serena continued to roll with the momentum in the second set as well as she broke Ivanovic in the third game of the set and raced to 3-1 lead. The Serbian got herself broken for the second time in the set when she was serving to stay in the match and allowed Serena to score a straight set victory in the match.
Serena next faces Sara Errani of Italy, who defeated compatriot Roberta Vinci with 6-2, 6-4 scoreline in another quarterfinal match of the day.
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