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Serena Williams advances to US Open final with eyes on record

Serena Williams advances to US Open final with eyes on record

"And so I took some time off and then started training like a lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot". "I'd rather lose", she told Ramos, before opening up a break-point opportunity in the fourth game, which Osaka saved following an outstanding 19-shot rally. Those will be the points that let her, and the tennis world, know that Osaka has arrived.

"You owe me an apology", she said.

Tennis fans will recall Williams wore the tutu after the French Open banned her from wearing her black catsuit at future tournaments. The numbers promise a scintillating match up, if the magnitude of the occasion doesn't prove too much for the young Japanese.

Williams was clearly still fuming as she sat at the changeover at 2-1 up in the second set, before getting a point docked for hurling her racket to the ground. "This is just the beginning and I'm really excited about that".

Osaka, meanwhile, will do everything she can to bring the match-up to the conclusion of her youthful dream.

Osaka steamrolls Tsurenko to reach U.S. Open semis
The No. 21 seed continued his strong season after returning from a wrist injury that forced him to miss the U.S. Open previous year and will play either No. 6 seed Novak Djokovic or unseeded John Millman on Friday.

Osaka, the 20th seed, is also in a first Slam semi-final - part of a history-making Japanese double along with men's semi-finalist Kei Nishikori.

For the uninitiated, Williams, 36, had a baby by caesarean section just last year, suffered through several related medical issues, and still won her semifinal matchup yesterday against Anastasija Sevastova, a 28-year-old from Latvia. "This is the best tennis I've seen her play since she came back".

After a par-70 effort in Friday's second round of the PGA BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club near Philadelphia, Woods returned the favor to Williams, who would match Australia's Margaret Court as the all-time leader in Grand Slam singles crowns with a victory Saturday. That strategy would mean playing the match on the American's terms and she's unlikely to blink. "I just feel like there's a lot of growth to still go in my game".

But Williams, who had dropped just one set on way to the last four, quickly restored order as she charged the net one moment and pounded winners from the baseline the next that left her opponent stunned as the American won 12 of the next 13 games.

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