Serena Williams was crushed 1-6 6-3 6-3 within the semi-finals of the U.S. Open by Victoria Azarenka on a weekday, denying her the chance of winning a record-equalling twenty-fourth slam singles title on home soil this year.twenty-fourth
Belarusian Azarenka will play Japan’s Naomi Osaka in her third final at Flushing Meadows on Sat, having lost the previous two to Williams in 2012 and 2013.
Six-times U.S. Open champion Williams came out firing winners from all sides of the Ashe bowl court and certain up the gap set in little quite 0.5 an hour.
Always a pleasure, Serena. pic.twitter.com/xg6jHxYVPY
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 11, 2020
Azarenka, participating in her first slam semi-final in seven years, raised her game among the second text and came out on high once some explosive exchanges of power-hitting.
The doubly Australian Open champion maintained the pressure among the third as 38-year-old Williams struggled with an injury to her left ankle and sealed her place among the ultimate with an ace.