US Open Serena Williams

Serena Williams will face Canadian teenager Andreescu in the final on Saturday

The two semi-final showdowns of Women’s Singles at US Open on Thursday couldn’t have turned better. In the first semi-final, Serena faced Elina Svitolina and breezed through the match with a blistering 6-3, 6-1 performance. The huge crowd in Arthur Ashe stadium were happy that their girl reached finals once again, but everyone waited for the next match to watch the Canadian prodigy Andreescu bulldozing her way through every opponent she came across like she did throughout the tournament.

The second semi-final saw a thrilling match between Andreescu and Swiss Belinda Bencic. For the duo, it would be their first Grand Slam final and neither of the two youngsters held back in showing their power and prowess. Forehands were ripped at each other. Backhands were bombed. The first set went to a tie break and it was the Canadian who held her steely nerves to come out as top. And it was all the effort she had to put. Bencic started the second set well, leading 4-1 and planning to take the match for a decider, but then came the meltdown. From 4-1, Bencic lost the next 5 games and Andreescu took the set and match 7-6, 7-5 to become the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

The world will tune in to their TVs on Saturday for this David-Goliath encounter as Williams plans to win one more Grand Slam and cement her name in the G.O.A.T argument while Andreescu looks to spoil the show. However, it wouldn’t be the first time both the players facing each other. The duo played Canadian Open finals last month where Serena was forced to retire 1-3 due to an injury.

On the Men’s side, the young Russian sensation Daniil Medvedev will face Bulgaria’s Grigor Dmitrov and Rafael Nadal will play Italian Berrettini in the semi-finals on Friday.

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