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Friday, July 19, 2019

Serena Williams after reaching US Open Final: ‘This is just the beginning’

Serena Williams

Serena Williams may be 36 and have responsibilities as a mother and wife, but that does not mean she’s leaving tour any time soon.

Williams beat Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinals of the US Open on Thursday. The victory helped her reach the finals in just her third grand slam event since returning from the birth of her daughter. According to Williams, this is just the beginning of a new chapter in her playing career.

“Anything for me is a win. To come this far so fast … and I’m just beginning, you guys,” Williams told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. “This has only been a few months. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year and next year. I’m really looking forward to the possibilities. This is just the beginning and I’m excited about that.”

Serena’s plans to continue playing through 2019 is great news for her fans and TV ratings, but bad news for the rest of the players on tour. Some may have thought that Williams was slipping following her poor showings at the Silicon Valley Classic and Cincinnati Masters. But she’s proven at the US Open that she is turning things around and now has a great chance of adding to her record 23 singles majors.

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