Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber Appear on Collision Course in US Open Final
NEW YORK — On the morning after she made history by winning her 308th career Grand Slam singles match, Serena Williams didn’t sleep in at her hotel.
Instead, the soon-to-be 35-year-old was the first one on the practice courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, preparing for a run toward her 23rd Grand Slam title.
Williams, the top seed, will meet No. 5 Simona Halep in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“Serena Williams right now is playing for Grand Slam titles, she’s playing to make history, she’s playing to be No. 1,” six-time US Open champion Chris Evert said Tuesday on ESPN.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.