Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka moved on to the women’s championship after winning their semifinal matches on Friday.
Williams defeated Li Na in commanding fashion as she’s done with all of her opponents so far, and some of her stats are just ridiculous.
Williams advanced to Sunday’s U.S. Open final after a commanding six-match stretch, capped by Friday’s 6-0, 6-3 win against China’s Li Na. Williams has been broken twice the entire tournament. She has not dropped a set. Even the net cord seems to favor her.
From the second set in the round of 16 through the second set of her semifinal win Friday, Williams won 24 consecutive games — the equivalent to four straight 6-0 sets.
Williams will be a favorite against Azarenka, but it will give her the biggest test she’s faced in the tournament. Both players are ranked number one and two in the world, respectively. This match will be a rematch of last year’s US Open final that went in Williams’ favor in three sets.
“The battles that we had, it was really just taking each other out of the most comfortable zone and just fight for every ball,” Azarenka said. “We know each other pretty well. You know, I know her strengths; she knows my strengths. That’s what it’s all about, about those turning points, who wants it more, who’s willing to go for it more.”