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Serena Williams def. Sara Errani 6-1 6-2
6-1 6-2 GAME, SET, MATCH WILLIAMS! Speactacular performance from the American, she literally demolishes Errani in this semifinal encounter at Flushing Meadows. This will be her 19th Grand Slam final and her 6th here at the US Open.
6-1 5-2 Errani saves a match point and stays a bit longer in this match. Serena will have a chance to serve it out in a minute.
6-1 5-1 After only 56 minutes, Serena Williams is a game away from reaching the 2012 US Open final, where Victoria Azarenka awaits..
6-1 4-1 BREAK! Serena battles for every single point and she still wants to win all of them. You can see a dissapointment in her body language if she loses even a single rally. Anyway, what’s a lot more important, she breaks Errani to 30 for the 4th time in today’s match.
6-1 3-1 If anyone was thinking that Errani just got a lot more confident, Serena stepped up a notch again and serving three aces in a row, she makes sure that she doesn’t spend too much time out there today.
6-1 2-1 Now then! Sara’s best game by far in the match, holds to 15 and let’s out a little ‘come on’ at the end of it as the players sit down at the change of ends.
6-1 2-0 It is really hard to see a shift in momentum to happen in this one. The American is dominating all departments and the only thing Errani can do at the moment is to take it game by game and see what happens..
6-1 1-0 BREAK! Errani goes 0-30 down just before two unforced errors from Serena allow her to get back to 30-30. Serena is all over the Italian. Despite giving away three break points, she takes the fourth and we are witnessing the same scenario as in the first set.
6-1 SET WILLIAMS! Another routine game for the world no.4, she converts her second set point with a backhand cross-court winner and takes the lead in the match.
5-1 Errani is trying to throw everything she possibly can at Serena and she finally earns herself a game point, but Serena disagrees with her intentions as hits yet another forehand bullet winner. Luckily for the Italian, even Serena proves to be only a human and after she commits a couple of unforced errors, Errani gets on the board.
5-0 Serena is one game away from taking the first set. After only 21 minutes of play, the American holds to 15 and Errani will have to come up with some answers very soon..
4-0 BREAK! Serena is simply unstoppable here. Errani’s serve is just too defensive and the American is dictating points from the return onwards. Although the Italian saves the first break point when 30-40 down, Serena fires a backhand winner on the next one to go double break up..
3-0 Last year’s finalist Williams’ dominance is move than obvious, she cruises through her second service game, taking it to love. Errani better starts stepping up soon, otherwise this could be over even before it began..
2-0 BREAK! A forehand winner from Serena and a couple of mistakes from Errani and the Italian finds herself 15-30 on her serve. Although she is trying to target the American’s backhand a lot more, Serena doesn’t seem to mind as she rips a double hander down the line to earn herself the first break point of the match. Errani averts the first one, but Serena converts her second break chance. Strikes early on..
1-0 Serena holds to 15, the Arthur Ashe stadium is still not quite packed yet, but hopefully it will start filling up soon.
Serena to serve..
Live commentary will commence as soon as the players start warming up.
Three times US Open champion Serena Williams will take on the 2012 Roland Garros finalist Sara Errani in the semifinal match at Flushing Meadows.
Serena is yet to lose a set at this year’s tournament and after winning Wimbledon and the Olympics a few weeks ago, she will be going into the match as a huge favourite.
Williams leads the head to head against Errani with 3-0, but their last meeting took place three years ago.