Serena Williams stated she will keep fighting hard to boost her confidence after she beat Simona Halep to set up an Australian Open semi-final with an “incredible” Naomi Osaka on Tuesday.
Williams while participating in her 77th Grand Slam and 20th Australian Open, was full of confidence to destroy the Romanian second seed 6-3, 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena.
The 10th seed Williams, who is one step closer to a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title said,
“Definitely think this is the best match I have played this tournament, for sure,”
“Obviously I had to be going up against the number two in the world, so I knew I had to do better, and that’s what I did and I’m excited.”
According to the Punch, The seven time champion and 23-time major winner has lost four Slam finals while trying to chase Margaret Court’s all-time record since her last major win at Melbourne Park in 2017 while pregnant.
Osaka seems to be the stumbling block between the 39 year old and a place, in another final after the Japanese beat the Taiwanese veteran Hsieh Su-wei 6-2, 6-2.
The veteran, after reaching her 40th Grand Slam semi-final said,
“I feel good. I feel like, you know, I’m here and I’m happy to be here,”
“I got to keep going. That’s obviously the goal.
“Obviously I have an incredible opponent to play, so it would be nice to hopefully keep raising the level of my game. I’m going to have to.”