The record equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title of Serena Williams has been denied in the semi-final by Victoria Azarenka. The Belarusian defeated Serena after going one set down 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Now Azarenka will play Noami Osaka in the Final on Saturday. This is her 3rd final at US Open. She lost the previous two finals to the mighty Serena in 2012 and 2013.
VICTORIA AZARENKA HAS DONE IT!
She comes back to defeat Serena Williams for the final spot in the #USOpen championship match.
This will be Azarenka’s first major final in seven years. pic.twitter.com/T8depXUMLO
— ESPN (@espn) September 11, 2020
Serena started the semi-final match with a bang. She came out firing all the guns against Azarenka and wrapped up the first set in approx. half an hour. But in the 2nd set Azarenka who was playing her first final after 7 years collected herself and snatched the set. In the 3rd set the story was same for Azarenka as the two times Australian Open winner defeated the American great who unfortunately struggled with an injury in her left ankle. Serena’s quest for the 24th title is still on as she has confirmed that she will play French Open this year.
You can watch the match highlights here