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U.S. Open tennis: How to watch Serena Williams vs. Bianca Andreescu final

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Alex Butler
Serena Williams will attempt to tie Margaret Court's all-time Grand Slam titles record of 24 when she takes the court against Bianca Andreescu in the 2019 U.S. Open women's singles final Saturday in Forest Hills, N.Y. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Serena Williams will attempt to tie Margaret Court's all-time Grand Slam titles record of 24 when she takes the court against Bianca Andreescu in the 2019 U.S. Open women's singles final Saturday in Forest Hills, N.Y. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Serena Williams will face Bianca Andreescu in the 2019 U.S. Open women's singles final. Here is how to watch and the latest betting odds for the Grand Slam finale Saturday in Forest Hills, N.Y.

The 19-year-old Canadian has a 1-0 record against the 23-time Grand Slam champion, earning her lone victory after Williams retired due to back issues at last month's Rogers Cup.

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Andreescu is appearing in her first Grand Slam final, while Williams is looking to tie Margaret Court's Grand Slam record of 24.

Williams is a -275 favorite to win the match, according to Bovada. Andreescu is listed with +220 odds of winning the match. Andreescu -- the No. 15 player in the world -- defeated Katie Volynets, Kirsten Flipkens, Caroline Wozniacki, Taylor Townsend, Elise Mertens and Belinda Bencic to reach this year's U.S. Open final.

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"It's just surreal," Andreescu said after her straight-sets win against Bencic on Thursday. "I really don't know what to say. It's a dream come true playing against Serena in the finals of the U.S. Open. It's crazy. It's crazy."

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Andreescu ranked No. 178 in the world at the end of 2018. She reached the final at the 2019 Auckland Open, but was bounced in the second round of the 2019 Australian Open. Andreescu jumped to No. 68 in the world after winning the Oracle Challenger Series-Indian Wells. She improved to No. 24 in the world after reaching the finals March 17 at the Indian Wells Masters.

Andreescu jumped to No. 14 in the world after her Rogers Cup title.

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"She is a great player. She mixes things up. You never know what is going to come from her," Williams said of Andreescu. "She does everything well. She serves well. She moves well. She has a ton of power. She is very exciting to watch. I think it's great for women's tennis."

Williams advanced to the final after beating Maria Sharapova, Caty McNally, Karolina Muchova, Petra Martic, Wang Qiang and Elina Svitolina. Williams' semifinal victory over Svitolina was her 101st at the U.S. Open, tying Chris Evert's record at the Grand Slam.

"It's really good to be in yet another final," Williams said. "It seems honestly crazy, but I don't really expect too much less."

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2019 U.S. Open women's singles final

Who: No. 8 Serena Williams vs. No. 15 Bianca Andreescu

When: 4 p.m. EDT Saturday

Where: Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in New York

TV: ESPN

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