Serena Williams is still on course for her calendar Grand Slam and knows she should do better compared to her match versus Kiki Bertens (7-6, 6-2). Williams is ready to take on fellow countrywoman Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Including her second round victory on Wednesday, world No.1 Serena Williams is on a 30-match winning streak at Grand Slam level having won the 2014 US Open, 2015 Australian Open, 2015 Roland Garros and 2015 Wimbledon – her second non-calendar year Grand Slam. In New York she is bidding to win the calendar year Grand Slam, a feat not accomplished since Steffi Graf in 1988. Graf went on to also capture the 1989 Australian Open – making it five Slams in a row for the German great. In the Open Era, Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova both won a record six majors in a row.
If you are looking for tickets then be prepared to pay a lot for them. Because, unsurprisingly, Serena is causing big demand on the secondary market, with Friday’s night session carrying an average asking price of $702.96 according to TiqIQ.com. The cheapest ticket available is currently $248.