World number one, Serena Williams rallied from a set down to win her match against American McHale to reach the quarter finals of ASB Classic in AUCKLAND, New Zealand.
Serena Williams who was coming into the match as favorite was made to work hard by the determined and ambitious American as the match lasted for 2 hours.
Christina McHale won the first set 6-3 before Williams rallied back to take the other two set 6-2, 6-3.
Speaking on court after the match, Williams said:
“It was a good match for me, because I really need to play matches like that to get to my goals.”
“Tournament time is super important and match time is good. It’s fun to be out here after losing that first set, and I’m glad I’m still in the event.
“I just thought I needed to figure out a way to win this match.”
Serena Williams will now face German veteran Laura Siegemund who defeated 15-year-old Coco Gauff as the two will face off for the first time in nearly four years in the last eight.
The world number one will be hoping to get past Laura Siegefund as her quest to be the best female tennis player in history continues.