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Women's U.S. Open final moves to Sunday

Sept. 6, 2008 at 6:31 PM   |   Comments

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The women's final and one of the men's semifinals in the U.S. Open were postponed Saturday until Sunday because of Tropical Storm Hanna.

American Serena Williams and Serbian Jelena Jankovic will meet Sunday instead of Saturday night.

Williams, the fourth-seeded two-time champion, reached her fourth U.S. Open final by dominating sixth-seeded Russian Dinara Safina 6-3, 6-2 in Friday's second semifinal. She will seek her ninth major title, going 8-3 in her previous Grand Slam finals, and appear in her first U.S. Open final since 2002.

The 23-year-old Jankovic will appear in her first-ever major final after going 0-4 in her previous Grand Slam semis, including 0-2 in such encounters this season.

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