As the tennis season heats up, fans of the sport are eagerly awaiting to see whether Serena Williams can win a record-setting 24th Grand Slam title. But in her first match at the US Open this year, she was beaten by Ajla Tomljanović. This is a huge disappointment for both Serena and fans of hers.
Serena Williams’ Record At US Open
Serena Williams has had a record-breaking year at the US Open, but her dream run came to an end in the semifinals when she lost to Ajla Tomljanovic. Despite the loss, it was an incredible achievement for Serena to make it to the semifinals, and she will no doubt be back next year to try and win the title.
How Serena Williams has Prepared For the US Open
Serena Williams is one of the most successful athletes in the world. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other player in the Open Era. But she has also been a runner-up at the US Open five times. This year, she came into the tournament as the No. 17 seed, her lowest ranking in nearly two decades.
So how did Serena prepare for this year’s US Open?
First, she hired a new coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. He has helped her regain her confidence and improve her serve. Second, she worked on her fitness, making sure she was in peak physical condition. Finally, she visualized winning the tournament, picturing herself hoisting the trophy at the end.
These preparations paid off. Serena won her first four matches at the US Open without dropping a set. But in the quarterfinals, she ran into a tough opponent in Ajla Tomljanovic. Tomljanovic had beaten Serena earlier this year at Wimbledon, and she was ready to do it again.
In the end, Tomljanovic prevailed 6-4, 6-3. It was a disappointing loss for Serena,
How Serena Williams Played Her Way Into The Semifinals
Serena Williams had a great run at the US Open this year, making it all the way to the semifinals. She played some great tennis, and fought hard against her opponents. However, in the end, she lost to Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets. Still, it was a great achievement for Serena, and she can be proud of her performance.
What Happened During the Third and Final Match Against Ajla Tomljanovic?
As the score suggests, it was a very close match with both players having their moments. However, in the end, it was Tomljanovic who prevailed 7-5, 6-3 to reach her first ever semifinal at a Grand Slam. This was also her first win over Williams in three attempts.
For Williams, this loss means that she has now failed to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the second consecutive year. This is something that she will no doubt be eager to put right in 2020. As for Tomljanovic, she will face either Petra Kvitova or Elise Mertens in the semifinals.
Serena Williams’ US Open dream run came to an end on Friday as she lost to Ajla Tomljanovic in straight sets. This was a disappointing result for Williams, who had been playing some of her best tennis of the year leading up to this match. While she didn’t win the US Open, she can still be proud of her accomplishments this year and will look to build on them in the future.