Twitter reacts to Serena Williams beating Karolína Plíšková en route to US Open semifinals

By Jesse Reed
Sep 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Serena Williams (USA) reacts during her match against Sloane Stephens (USA) on day seven of the 2013 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Serena Williams continues to amaze.

On Tuesday night under the bright lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, the greatest champion of all time defeated Karolína Plíšková in straight sets, overcoming a sluggish start to power through to the U.S. Open semifinals.

A visibly emotional Williams magnificently overcame the best that Plíšková had to offer on this night, setting up a semi-final matchup against Anastasija Sevastova, who defeated last year’s champion, Sloane Stephens, earlier in the day.

And, of course, Williams closed out the match with a brilliant ace.

After the win, she acknowledged that the crowd was a major factor in helping her overcome her early hole.

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This marks her 12th semi-final appearance at the U.S. Open, and 36th overall in grand slam events.

Twitter reacted to Williams’ tremendous performance.

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