Serena Williams defeated Petra Martic by 6-3, 6-4 and reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. This win was more iconic as Serena has not finished any non-Slam tournament and ended up withdrawing from the games due to ailments and injuries. In the match Serena twisted her right ankle during the volley which resulted in her sitting down and asking for a medical timeout. Upon getting taped by her trainer, she got up and won the match. The match ended with her raising both arms in the air showing her victorious pose by defeating Martic by smacking an ace at 118mph. A true sport indeed.