Serena beat compatriot Amanda Anisemiova 6-1,6-1 in straight sets
Serena will face Jessica Pegula on Sunday in the final
Amanda said before the semi-finals – I always wanted to play against Serena
Dainik BhaskarJan 11, 2020, 03:32 PM IST Sports Desk. Top seed Serena Williams reached the final of the Auckland Classic tournament on Saturday. She defeated 18-year-old Amanda Enisemyova in straight sets 6–1, 6–1 in the semi-finals. Serena, who won 23 Grand Slams, defeated Amanda in just 45 minutes. She will now face Jessica Pegula on Sunday in the final. Wiliams defeated Germany's Laura Segmund in the quarter-finals. Williams won the match 6-4, 6-3 in an hour and 30 minutes.
Serena said – was a good player, so played with courage
Serena said after reaching the final, "Today I was playing in my zone." I knew that I faced a good player. That's why I came to court with full courage. Ennismova said before the semi-finals, it was my biggest dream to get on the court against Serena.
Serena-Wozniacki pair in doubles final
Earlier, Serena reached the doubles final with Caroline Wozniacki. On Friday, the pair defeated Belgium's Kirstern Flipkens-Allison van 7-6 (11-9), 6-2. However, Wozniacki was disappointed in the women's singles. She was defeated by Jessica Pegula 3-6 4-6 0-6 in the semi-finals. The Czech Republic player is retiring after the Australian Open.