Serena Williams def Qiang Wang

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Serena Williams Quarterfinal
Announcer Andy Taylor | The Voice of the US Open | Photo: Darren Carroll USTA

[8] Serena Williams -08- (USA) def [18] Qiang Wang -18- (CHN)

Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.

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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.

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Serena Williams Quarterfinal Match Recap

NEXT: [8] Serena Williams -08- (USA) vs [5] Elina Svitolina -05- (UKR)

Quarterfinal Biography | [8] 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 [18] Qiang Wang -18- (CHN) 61 60
▲ R4: def [22] 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 | [18] 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 [2] 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.