Serena Williams Advances to U.S. Open Quarterfinals After Beating Maria Sakkari on Monday - Sports Illustrated

Serena Williams Advances to U.S. Open Quarterfinals

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Serena Williams is rarely one to go quietly, and she didn’t on Monday

Without a crowd at this year's U.S Open Serena Williams was left to her own devices when it comes to encouragement.

During a tough 4th-round match Williams began shouting at herself point after point,

The former World No. 1 was in a match up with Maria Sakkari who Serena lost to just 2 weeks ago. On Monday, Williams was able to come back from a 3rd-set deficit to win the match. She is now a step closer to winning her 24th Grand Slam title.

Williams will now face an unseeded opponent — either Alize Cornet or Tsvetana Pironkova — for a semifinal berth.