first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Serena pulls out of Italian Open Serena Williams advanced to the US Open quarter-finals after a gritty, tension-soaked 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 win over Greece’s Maria Sakkari on Monday.The 23-times Grand Slam winner came up short in the second set tie-break, with her power serve abandoning her when she needed it most. Sakkari carried the momentum into the third set as she started the decider with a break.But the 38-year-old American once again showed the battling instincts that has made her one of the all-time greats.She broke back to level for 2-2 as Sakkari’s forehand started to misfire.The six-times Flushing Meadows champion marked her 100th win on Arthur Ashe Stadium with a roar that could be heard all around the grounds.“I just kept fighting,” said Williams, who lost to Sakkari two weeks ago in the Western & Southern Open. “She was doing so well she was being so aggressive.“I knew I needed to do the same thing.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Maria SakkariSerena WilliamsUS Openlast_img