Serena Williams -08- (USA) def  Qiang Wang -18- (CHN)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
Serena’s 100th US Open match victory. On Thursday, she’ll face World #5 Elina Svitolina in her 13th US Open Singles Semifinal, and 38th Grand Slam Singles Semifinal overall.
Factor in both Doubles and Mixed – the numbers become even more astounding. Thursday will mark Serena’s 18th US Open Semifinal, and 57th career Major Semifinal. That’s insane.
NEXT:  Serena Williams -08- (USA) vs  Elina Svitolina -05- (UKR)
Quarterfinal Biography |  Serena Williams -08- (USA)
No other player has won more Grand Slam matches than this 9-time US Open Finalist. In 1999, at just 17-years-old, she won her first Grand Slam Singles title right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium. 20-years-later, she owns the Career Grand Slam with 23 Major Singles titles overall – the most of any player (male or female) in the Open Era. Include her doubles success with sister Venus – plus 2 Mixed Doubles titles – and she is a 39-time Grand Slam Champion. The sport’s top-ranked player for an astounding 319-weeks – she owns 72 WTA Singles titles, 4 Olympic Gold Medals, is a Fed Cup Champion; and last month at Wimbledon, contested her 50th career championship match at Major. From Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – Please welcome 6-time US Open Champion, Serena Williams.
▲ QF: def  Qiang Wang -18- (CHN) 61 60
▲ R4: def  Petra Martic -22- (CRO) 63 64
▲ R3: def def Karolina Muchova -44- (CZE) 63 62
▲ R2: def [WC] Caty McNally -121- (USA) 57 63 61
▲ R1: def Maria Sharapova -87- (RUS) 61 61
Quarterfinal Biography |  Qiang Wang -18- (CHN)
On Sunday, this 27-year-old earned the biggest win of her career, upsetting World #2 Ashleigh Barty in the Round of 16. Tonight, she is making her Grand Slam Quarterfinal debut. A Semifinalist just 2-weeks-ago at the US Open Series event in the Bronx, her break-through season came last year – where she won her first two WTA Singles titles and reached the championship match at the year-end WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. In 2014, ranked outside the top-100, she won her first Grand Slam main-draw match right here at the US Open. 5-years-later, she’s back in the Big Apple as the World #18. Making her Arthur Ashe Stadium debut – From China, please welcome Wang Qiang.
▲ R4: def  Ashleigh Barty -02- (AUS) 62 64
▲ R3: def Fiona Ferro -74- (FRA) 76(1) 63
▲ R2: def Alison Van Uytvanck -68- (BEL) 75 64
▲ R1: def [Q] Caroline Dolehide -214- (USA) 64 64
Head to Head
This was the first meeting between these two players.