Serena Williams takes last U.S. Open semifinal spot

Playing in the early night match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Serena Williams handled Ana Ivanovic in straight sets yesterday and advanced to the semifnals of the U.S. Open. Williams' 6-1, 6-3 win included the striking of 26 winners. The former U.S. Open champion appeared somewhat subdued during the 58-minute match, during which she hit 12 aces. However, shortly after the match's conclusion, Williams was talkative and good-humored during an ESPN studio interview.

Williams' next opponent will be Sara Errani.