Serena Williams tried to apologize after smacking Dinara Safina with a hard shot at the US Open semifinal today. She finally said sorry when both players were standing at the net, after the American wrapped up a 6-3, 6-2 victory—a decade after winning her first major title here. "I just am excited to obviously still be here," Williams said, "and, 10 years later, still putting up a major fight."
Now Williams can take aim at a third championship at Flushing Meadows and ninth Grand Slam title overall. Next up for Williams: Jelena Jankovic. "Overall, she's, I think, the strongest player on the tour, together with her sister," said the second-seeded Jankovic. "Nobody has the power that they have. We cannot compare." Jankovic eliminated Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva 6-4, 6-4.