The scary thing about Serena Williams's 6-0, 6-0 drubbing of Andrea Hlavackova at the U.S. Open on Monday wasn't how light the competition can be even in the latter stages of a Grand Slam. The truth: Williams never should have won this match without losing a game, not when her opponent played so well.
That she did is more proof that Williams, who won Wimbledon and a gold medal at the London Games this summer, is determined to capture her first U.S. Open title since 2008.
"You give people any type of chance, especially in tennis, the match is never over until you shake hands," Williams said. "She was getting so pumped up and she never gave up. I thought that was really incredibly positive."