Serena Williams Secures Spot in the Semifinals
27 Nov 2009
 Serena Williams secured a much deserved spot in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Championships – Doha 2009 after overcoming the game of Elena Dementieva.
The second seed, lost her serve game of the first set to give Dementieva a 2-1 lead; but she fought back pulling her game together and leading breaking even 2-2 in a marathon seven-deuce game and took six more games in a row to lead 6-2, 2-0. Eventually Williams won 6-2, 6-4.
Serena had won her first two round robin matches as well, against Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday and against Venus Williams on Wednesday. As of Thursday, Serena Williams is the only player in her group guaranteed a spot in the semifinals.