'It's how you finish': Serena Williams into Open semifinals

By The Associated Press

They were just two particular points from Serena Williams' latest three-set comeback at the U.S. Open, yet they were pivotal and consisted of the sorts of lengthy exchanges filled with athleticism and brilliance that in any other, non-pandemic year would be marked by thousands of folks rising to their feet for delirious roars and raucous applause. Williams needed both of these points during a five-game, match-altering run – along with 20 aces, her most in a match in eight years – to end up on the right side of a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 score after more than two hours to get to the semifinals at Flushing Meadows for an 11th consecutive appearance. ''It's not how you start, it's how you finish, right?'' Williams said.

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