Agence France-PresseSeptember 3, 2013 22:31
Ruthless defending champion Serena Williams breezed into the US Open semi-finals on Tuesday to book a showdown with Chinese fifth seed Li Na, who fought off nerves to battle her way into the final four.
World number one Williams, a 16-time Grand Slam winner seeking her fifth US Open crown and her ninth title of the year, dispatched 18th seed Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-0, in 52 minutes on the Spaniard's 25th birthday.
"I'm so happy to be in the smei-finals. It really feels great," Williams said.