Listener Supported Public Media from Fordham University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tunein
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • RSS

Serena and Azarenka to play in finals

by Amit Badlani

The women's finals are set

The final four in the women's draw were narrowed down to two earlier today. #1 seed from Belarus Victoria Azarenka and #4 seed American Serena Williams will face in the finals scheduled for tomorrow night.

To get to the finals, Azarenka had to face off against former US Open champ, #3 seed Maria Sharapova. Sharapova got out to an early lead, taking the first set 6-3. Sharapova came out just as hot in the 2nd set, breaking Azarenka in the opening game. With a chance to hold her serve and go up 2-0 at the game score of 40-30, Sharapova was upended and Azarenka came alive. Azarenka broke Sharpova's serve and won 5 of the next 6 games to even the match at a set a piece.

Sharapova regained her composure in the 3rd set, and the ladies played even until 4-all. Azarenka held her serve easily to go up 5-4. Sharapova's service game went to deuce and then advantage Azarenka. After and 8-ball rally on the ad-out, Sharpova sent a forehand long to give the match to Azarenka after an epic 74 minute 3rd set.

Serena Williams had a much easier time getting to her 6th career US Open final. She had to get through #10 seed Italian Sara Errani. Serena got to a quick 5-0 lead with 2 breaks before each held their serve for Serena to take the 1st set 6-1. The 2nd set was slightly more difficult for Serena. Errani held her serve twice en route to a 6-2 2nd set and victory for the American. The match took only an hour and 4 minutes.

The men's doubles finals were also played. The American Bryan brothers came out victorious 6-3, 6-4 over the 5th seed team of India's Leander Paes and Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek. With the win, the Bryan's now hold the record for most men's doubles grand slam titles as a team with 12, passing the team of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (better known as the Woodies).


Maria on losing despite having the advantage Maria on making too many errors Serena on playing better vs Errani Serena on playing vs Azarenka Vika on her match vs Serena Vika on her mindset after the 1st set