After 6-0, 6-1 semi-final win over Italian Sara Errani.
Q. You have mentioned a couple of great Grand Slam performances in the past, but you had 40 winners of your 52 points. That’s got to be right up there with one of your best, no?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Definitely. Those stats are really good, I think, and very consistent. So, yeah.
Q. Just talk about the match, how you felt. Obviously you must have felt in very good form, no?
SERENA WILLIAMS: For me, I didn’t necessarily go out there and I was feeling great. For me, it was more like let’s just see what happens and try to do the best I could.
Q. I think you won your last 12 matches against Maria in the last 11. She’s only taken two sets off you. Does that put you in a position where you get extra confidence from that, or is it something you don’t take into consideration?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Not really right now, because it’s a different time, a different era, just a different match. It’s a brand new match, so definitely don’t take it. But we have played a lot. Just gotta do the best that I can.
Q. Would you accept it’s soul destroying playing against you at the moment?
SERENA WILLIAMS: Oh, wow. (Smiling.) I would never say that. Ever. But I just go out there and do the best that I can and that’s it. But I would never say that.
Q. Clearly you kept her from playing her game, but she never had a chance to get in the points and that’s what she wants. She only won 16 points. Was there any point out there like she’s a nice girl, you were feeling a little sorry for her, or you can’t even allow yourself? Read more »