By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
Serena Williams played a near perfect game in the US Open quarterfinals, taking out Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro with a 6-0, 6-0 game. This “double bagel” – meaning she won two sets “to love” (opponent scores 0 points) – is only the second 6-0, 6-0 victory ever in a US Open quarterfinal. If she wins two more times, no matter the scores, she’ll earth a 5th title at Flushing Meadows and her 17th major championship. When asked if her performance was almost flawless, Williams replied, ”Of course not,” as she laughed good-naturedly. “I played good, though. I played really good. I was just more focused than anything. You know, I like to believe there is room for improvement.” As for Navarro, she reflected on Williams and admiringly expressed, “She’s the best player in the sport.”
Featured image courtesy of US Open Tennis Championships Facebook.