Multiple champion Williams beat Sevastova 6-3, 6-0 in an impressive display that lasted just 66 minutes.
Nevertheless, it marks a new high point for Latvia's number 2 woman tennis star and has generated a lot of press about Sevastova and her Latvian background in American media.
Congratulations to Anastasija on a great run and a great season so far, and to Serena on her victory.
Book it.— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) September 7, 2018
Serena Williams defeats Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-0 to advance to her 1st US Open final since 2014. Make it back-to-back major finals for Serena, as she’s a win away from a record-tying 24th major title. https://t.co/9eTtMyEUBb