30 August, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 3, 1435

US Open: Day 12

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka stormed into the final of the US Open with crushing victories in Friday’s semis to set up a classic showdown between the greatest player of her generation and the current world number one. Williams was at her ruthless best as she demolished Italian Sara Errani 6-1 6-2 to continue her golden summer while Azarenka was no less impressive as she clawed her way out of trouble to beat Maria Sharapova 3-6 6-2 6-4 at Flushing Meadows.

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their women's singles semifinal match. -Photo by AFP
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their women's singles semifinal match. -Photo by AFP
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot during her women's singles semifinal match against Maria Sharapova of Russia. -Photo by AFP
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot during her women's singles semifinal match against Maria Sharapova of Russia. -Photo by AFP
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during her women's singles semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. -Photo by AFP
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves during her women's singles semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. -Photo by AFP
Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy of the American electro duo LMFAO attends the women's singles semifinal match between Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Maria Sharapova of Russia. -Photo by AFP
Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy of the American electro duo LMFAO attends the women's singles semifinal match between Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Maria Sharapova of Russia. -Photo by AFP
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka celebrates defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. -Photo by AFP
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka celebrates defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. -Photo by AFP
Eva Longoria attends the women's singles semifinal match between Serena Williams of the United States and Sara Errani of Italy. -Photo by AFP
Eva Longoria attends the women's singles semifinal match between Serena Williams of the United States and Sara Errani of Italy. -Photo by AFP
Sara Errani of Italy hits a return to Serena Williams of the US. -Photo by Reuters
Sara Errani of Italy hits a return to Serena Williams of the US. -Photo by Reuters
A thunderous return from Serena Williams of the US against Italys' Sara Errani. -Photo by AFP
A thunderous return from Serena Williams of the US against Italys' Sara Errani. -Photo by AFP
Eva Longoria and Venus Williams watch the women's singles semifinal match between Serena Williams of the United States and Sara Errani of Italy. -Photo by AFP
Eva Longoria and Venus Williams watch the women's singles semifinal match between Serena Williams of the United States and Sara Errani of Italy. -Photo by AFP
Serena Williams of the United States celebrates match point during her women's singles semifinal match against Sara Errani of Italy. -Photo by AFP
Serena Williams of the United States celebrates match point during her women's singles semifinal match against Sara Errani of Italy. -Photo by AFP

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