"I can say: Yes, she's much better than everyone," Makarova said, when asked to compare Williams to today's other top players.
U.S. Open: Wozniacki wins semi when Peng retires →
"I really believed that at (this) U.S. Open I can do my best result," Makarova said. "I felt that I'm ready."
U.S. Open: Ekaterina Makarova ousts Victora Azarenka to reach semifinals →