Serena Williams vs Bianca Andreescu | Picture: WTA

Serena Williams will vie for her 7th US Open title after she crushed Elina Svitolona, 6-3, 6-1 in the semi-finals on Friday.

The 37-year-old also equalled Chris Evert’s record of 101 Flushing Meadows victories.

The American will also seek for her 24th Grand slam title which would tie her with Margaret Court for the record number of grand slams.

Although, Williams’ last grand slam final didn’t have a fairytale ending. Simona Halep defeated Serena in the Wimbledon final earlier this year.

Serena’s last US Open final, in 2018, also ended in disappointment after she lost out to Japan’s Naomi Osaka.

Last years final is also famous for Serena’s intense verbal exchanges with chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who she called a ‘Thief.’

However, Ramos will not on court-side for Saturday’s final.

Serena will take on Canada’s Bianca Andreescu in the US Open 2019 final.

Williams had to retire when these two met in last month’s Roger’s Cup final.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Andreescu overcame thirteen-seeded Belinda Bencic in the semi-finals.

The fifteen-seeded defeated the Swiss, 7-6(7-3), 7-5 to set up a tie with Serena.

After taking the first set, Andreescu started slowly in the second set. After seeing her herself down at 2-5, Andreescu won last five games to triumph in a gripping encounter.

Andreescu, who is competing in her first US Open women’s singles draw, was born 9 months after Serena won her first US Open title in 1999.

 

 

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