It seems like the big showdown this year at the US Open is going to look a lot like last year. Victoria Azarenka (world number 2) and defending champion Serena Williams are into the final round of the US Open.
Williams, chasing her 17th Grand Slam title, defeated China’s Li Na 6-0, 6-3 yesterday. Williams, 31, boasts a 12-3 career lead over her 24 year old opponent. Williams won the first set in just 29 minutes with 3 breaks of serve as Li, playing in her first Us Open semi final, wilted under the American legend’s trademark barrage which lead to a crushing defeat. Li, the 2011 French Open Champion, however, held through a good fight overlooking the career stronghold Williams had over her.
Azarenka marched into the US Open final with an error-strewn 6-4, 6-2 win over Italian Flavia Penneta. In a tense first set there were seven breaks of serve in 10 games with Azarenka. She spent two hours more on court getting to the semifinals than her opponent.
Pennetta, who is the first Italian woman to make the US Open final (after missing the tournament last year due to a wrist injury) had saved two of them with a couple of groundstrokes.
Its going to be nail biting showdown and it’ll definitely keep us on the edge of our seats till the very last second. The two top-seeded players will meet for this year’s title on Sunday.
Deliya x 🙂