This years US Open is more than just about tennis. It’s about people coming together and without work done by incredible people around the world we wouldn’t be watching. It has been an incredible watch which has showcased the incredible talent this sport has to offer and non better than the tour mums. Every player has their story but these women are inspirational on and off the court and with their young families supporting them they continue to make history and show you can do anything!
Serena Williams came from a set down in a tough test against Sloane Stephens on Arthur Ashe on Saturday night to win 2-6 6-2 6-2 against another former champion.
As the week has gone on Serena looks settled, now it is the business end of the tournament for the American. It’s been great to see Serena this last week and the fight she showed against Sloane in round three is maybe what she needed.
On Monday it will be another tough opponent in Maria Sakkari. Maria was in a ruthless mood against Amanda Anisimova in the third round. Maria beat Serena in Cincinnati just over a week ago with Serena cramping in the third set but as she said following her win over Sloane, it was a good test of her fitness and she looked in fine form.
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Victoria Azarenka has continued her fantastic form since her first round exit in Lexington and is back into the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2015 following a strong win over Iga Swiatek for the 2012 and 2013 runner-up.
Vika may be unseeded but she’s playing some of the best tennis in New York right now, she hasn’t dropped a set so far and continues to look ruthless.
Even with the struggles she has had with form she has that champions mentality. Following her 6-4 6-2 win over Iga Swiatek finishing around 8pm in New York there was no resting up for Vika who signalled her intent to go and hit some second serves.
Tough challenge next up for Vika. The Belarusian already defeated Sabalenka comfortably but now has Karolina Muchova in her way. Muchova had gone a little bit under the radar since Wimbledon last year but is looking in good form right now.
Tsvetana Pironkova is a player we didn’t really expect to see in New York. Before this last week she hadn’t been seen on the tour since Wimbledon 2017 as she took a break from the sport to become a mum and in her first tournament back with straight sets wins over Samsonova, Muguruza and Vekic to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2012.
Having not played a match for 1153 days before Tuesday it has been quite the comeback story of the US Open this year and one of the most incredible stories in the 2020 season.
Pironkova on Monday will fight for a place in the quarter finals of a major for the first time since she got to the final eight at Roland Garros where she defeated Agnieszka Radwanska in round four. Her fourth round opponent this time is Alize Cornet. Alize has been in very good form herself this week and it will be a fascinating battle on Monday.