Serena Williams battles past Kuznetsova for Australian Open semis


Serena WilliamsSerena Williams crashed the Russians’ party and put an end to the possibility of a Russian full house in the Australian Open semifinals by coming back from a set down to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Eighth seed Kuznetsova was leading 7-5 5-3, but then Williams’ well-known aggression returned and she won 10 of the last 11 games of the match, earning a 5-7 7-5 6-1 victory.

Williams, the second seed, joins Olympic singles medalists Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva and Vera Zvonareva in the final four. Her next opponent will be Dementieva, who earlier beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-2. (photo by our reader Jacob)


  1. So sorry for Svetlana. She had to win, but I think that taking the roof at that moment was not ok. Also, I saw that Serena was acting in the first set. Who knows, maybe Serena wanted that “story”. It is so sad.

  2. They could’ve put the roof on before the match. Really frustrating for Kuznetsova to lose after such a lead.

  3. Svetlana is known to be mentally weak,she was serving for the match but couldnt do it,dont blame Serena, she didnt tell the organisers to close the roof all she did was take her chances .Serena is a highly competetive thats why she won


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