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US Open 2020: Victoria Azarenka breaks Serena Williams dream of 24th Grand Slam title..


Deepesh Sharma 

New York, Sept 11 (HS) : Serena Williams lost her semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka. Serena thrashed Azarenka in first set but she came back and eventually won the match by 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. With this loss, former world number one has to wait for her 24th title. 

Serena started off very well and gave Azarenka no chance whatsoever in first set. But in 2nd and 3rd set, Azarenka played way better then Serena, who was gasping for breath. This is Azarenka’s third US Open final, first win over Serena Williams at US Open. This will be the first major final appearance in seven years for Azarenka.

Serena made a quickfire start to win the first set by 6-1. She couldn’t hold her lead as Vika made a comeback to win the second by 6-3. It was a series of unforced errors by Serena in second set. 

In the third and final set, Serena tweaked her ankle when she was 1-0 down and took a medical timeout. But nothing could stop Azarenka ad she raced past to take a 3-0 lead. Serena tried her best but she failed to serve those fiery aces and lost the third set by 6-3.

Azarenka will now face Naomi Osaka of Japan in the final. Osaka made it to the finals by defeating America's Jennifer Brady in the first semi-final.

Hindusthan Samachar