Margaret Court's record could soon be tied by Serena Williams, who indicated her pursuit of it is not her sole reason for playing at 37.
Six break points went begging for Elina Svitolina in the first set against Serena Williams, who punished her profligacy ruthlessly.
Another shot at history beckons for Serena Williams after she crushed Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open final.
Following his five-set quarter-final defeat, Gael Monfils is focused on supporting Elina Svitolina as she bids to reach the US Open final.
Serena Williams celebrated her 100th US Open win on Tuesday and then conceded she is unable to recall her first.
Serena Williams potentially lies in wait for Elina Svitolina, who is not concerned over the identity of her semi-final opponent.
Fifth seed Elina Svitolina became the first Ukrainian woman to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows with victory over Johanna Konta.
An ankle scare marked Serena Williams' fourth-round win at the US Open, where Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova were beaten.
Only five women's singles matches were completed at Flushing Meadows, where poor weather conditions prevented play outside.
Serena and Venus Williams lost three games between them as the American pair cruised through to the second round at Flushing Meadows.