Score, report, and key facts
Williams didn’t want to give any chance to the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Anisimova in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Serena managed to boost her lead after breaking Anisimova in the 3rd (3-0) and in the 7th (6-1) game before managing to win the set.
It is worth noting that a pivotal stage of the match was when Serena won 4 consecutive games in the 1st set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.
Williams commenced this set in the best possible way after breaking Anisimova in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 5-0. Serena extended her lead after breaking Anisimova in the 4th (4-0) game before winning the set (6-1).
A crucial moment of the match was when Williams won 5 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 5-0.
At the end of the match, Serena scored 51 points vs. Amanda’s 23 points.
Serena served very well to win 77% of the points (20/26) behind her first serve, and she won 75% points (9/12) on her second serve. Williams was stunning in converting all the break points (5/5). On the other side, Amanda wasn’t able to conquer any break point (0/1). That was one of the key issues for her loss.
After this match, the head to head between Williams and Anisimova is 1-0 for Serena.
Highlights Serena Williams vs. Amanda Anisimova ASB Classic – Auckland
After the match, Serena commented: “It was very satisfying,” Williams told the press, after her victory. “I knew I was going up against a really good player, so I knew I had to step it up.”
Next Match H2H: Serena Williams vs. Jessica Pegula – stats
Williams will fight against Pegula in the final.
There is no head to head record between Serena Williams and Jessica Pegula since this will be the first time that they will fight against each other at pro level.
Tennis Scores in Auckland
- Jessica PegulaPegula – Caroline WozniackiWozniacki (3-6 6-4 6-0) – See score progression
- Serena WilliamsWilliams – Amanda AnisimovaAnisimova (6-1 6-1) – See score progression
- Serena WilliamsWilliams – Jessica PegulaPegula (0-0) – See H2H details