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Sep 7, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic into men’s final in five sets over gutsy Wawrinka

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic booked the first berth in the men’s final of the U.S. Open by overtaking gutsy ninth seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in a heart-pounding five sets in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Djokovic survived a courageous challenge by Wawrinka with a 2-6 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory that earned both players long ovations from the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.

Sep 7, 2013

Serena, Azarenka battle in U.S. Open rematch

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, good friends off the court but fierce rivals on it, will be in full battle mode on Sunday for a women’s singles championship rematch at the U.S. Open.

World number one Williams will be shooting for her 17th grand slam singles title and fifth U.S. crown when she defends against two-time reigning Australian Open champion Azarenka, who fell 7-5 in the third set to Serena in last year’s Flushing Meadows final.

Sep 7, 2013

Tennis-Serena, Azarenka battle in U.S. Open rematch

NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, good friends off the court but fierce rivals on it, will be in full battle mode on Sunday for a women’s singles championship rematch at the U.S. Open.

World number one Williams will be shooting for her 17th grand slam singles title and fifth U.S. crown when she defends against two-time reigning Australian Open champion Azarenka, who fell 7-5 in the third set to Serena in last year’s Flushing Meadows final.

Sep 7, 2013

Serena books U.S. Open rematch with Azarenka

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Serena Williams slugged her way to a U.S. Open title rematch against Victoria Azarenka as the top two seeds scored straight-sets knockouts in their semi-finals on Friday.

World number one Williams thrashed a rattled Li Na 6-0 6-3, overcoming some staunch resistance at the end, while Azarenka returned to the Flushing Meadows final with a 6-4 6-2 win over unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta.

Sep 7, 2013

Tennis-Serena books U.S. Open rematch with Azarenka

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Defending champion Serena Williams slugged her way to a U.S. Open title rematch against Victoria Azarenka as the top two seeds scored straight-sets knockouts in their semi-finals on Friday.

World number one Williams thrashed a rattled Li Na 6-0 6-3, overcoming some staunch resistance at the end, while Azarenka returned to the Flushing Meadows final with a 6-4 6-2 win over unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta.

Sep 7, 2013

Djokovic, Nadal aiming for U.S. Open showdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal can set up a delectable U.S. Open final between the top two players in the world with 2013 grand slam bragging rights at stake by posting victories in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Australian Open champion Djokovic and French Open winner Nadal have designs on adding a second grand slam to their honors this year but first must get past familiar foes in Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and France’s Richard Gasquet, respectively.

Sep 7, 2013

Preview – Djokovic, Nadal aiming for U.S. Open showdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal can set up a delectable U.S. Open final between the top two players in the world with 2013 grand slam bragging rights at stake by posting victories in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Australian Open champion Djokovic and French Open winner Nadal have designs on adding a second grand slam to their honours this year but first must get past familiar foes in Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and France’s Richard Gasquet, respectively.

Sep 7, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic, Nadal aiming for U.S. Open showdown

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal can set up a delectable U.S. Open final between the top two players in the world with 2013 grand slam bragging rights at stake by posting victories in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Australian Open champion Djokovic and French Open winner Nadal have designs on adding a second grand slam to their honours this year but first must get past familiar foes in Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and France’s Richard Gasquet, respectively.

Sep 7, 2013

Serena books U.S. Open title rematch with Azarenka

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Serena Williams slugged her way to a U.S. Open title rematch against Victoria Azarenka as the top two seeds scored straight-set knockouts in their respective semi-finals on Friday.

World number one Williams beat fifth-seeded Li Na of China 6-0 6-3, overcoming some staunch resistance at the end, while Azarenka returned to the Flushing Meadows final with a 6-4 6-2 victory over unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta.

Sep 6, 2013

Tennis-Serena books U.S. Open title rematch with Azarenka

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Defending champion Serena Williams slugged her way to a U.S. Open title rematch against Victoria Azarenka as the top two seeds scored straight-set knockouts in their respective semi-finals on Friday.

World number one Williams beat fifth-seeded Li Na of China 6-0 6-3, overcoming some staunch resistance at the end, while Azarenka returned to the Flushing Meadows final with a 6-4 6-2 victory over unseeded Italian Flavia Pennetta.