U.S. Open women's semis set for Friday

Sept. 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Serena Williams will try to move within one win of her fourth U.S. Open title Friday when she faces Sara Errani in the semifinals.

World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will meet Maria Sharapova in Friday's opening semifinal, after which Williams will attempt to continue her recent domination of women's tennis.

Williams won Wimbledon and the Olympics along with a tournament in California during a stretch of almost three months in which she has lost only one match. She has not lost a set at the U.S. Open.

She won the first of her three Open titles 13 years ago and will be trying for her second consecutive Grand Slam championship.

Williams has won her only three meetings with Errani, the last one coming three years ago in Dubai.

Azarenka and Sharapova have already faced each other three times this year with Azarenka having won two of those matches. Azarenka has a 5-4 career edge over Sharapova.

Errani and Roberta Vinci, meanwhile, reached the women's doubles finals Thursday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

They will play for the championship against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo for 7-year deal
Yankees host White Sox trying to stay in playoff hunt
Mariners turn to King Felix, resume road trip in Boston
Royals try to bounce back in Arlington
Extra Points: Tomlin should have taken a stand
Trending News