US tennis ace Serena Williams is on course for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title after a resounding victory over Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open final.
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Serena Williams reaches her 10th US Open women’s singles final, the most in the Open Era. pic.twitter.com/sxy6ryqRHq
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 6, 2019
The Ukrainian fifth seed was convincingly overpowered by Williams who won 6-3, 6-1.
The six-time champion, who is now seeded eighth, will now take on Bianca Andreescu in the final on Saturday at Flushing Meadows in New York.
The 19-year-old Canadian overcame the Swiss 22-year-old Belinda Bencic in a thrilling semi-final.
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Down 2-5 in the 2nd set, @Bandreescu_ beats Belinda Bencic 7-6(3), 7-5 to earn a spot in the #USOpen final, where she’ll face Serena Williams in a rematch of their @rogerscup final last month.@Bandreescu_ has risen, and now: #SheTheNorth 🍁 pic.twitter.com/JpcmQ0ZUxg
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) September 6, 2019
Andreescu is almost half William’s age, having been born nine months after William’s first title win in Flushing Meadows in 1999.
Credit: Mark Armstrong