Serena Williams Out of the US Open Finals

Author: Sonali


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Serena Williams out of the US Open Semifinals of the 24th Grand Slam title. Victoria Azarenka to face Osaka in the Final. Azarenka went on to a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory in New York on Thursday. It was the first major win of all his 11 attempts against the 38-years-old Serena Williams. She was already struggling with her health & had to take a mid-game medical timeout to get her Achilles tendon issue monitored, which led to ending her being broken to trail 2-0. Unlike in the other three rounds, for Williams, there could not be a comeback.

Williams’s health predicament was evident when she struggled to look normal in fast-paced US Open semifinals. The 38-year-old Serena Williams leaned over & stopped behind the baseline. She kept being in that pose for a pretty good amount of time — after which she called for her trainer clutching at the left ankle.

Victoria Azarenka Looked Calm & Composed.

Victoria Azarenka Looked Calm & Composed while everything was going on and William took a timeout for her medical emergency. It was evident as to — the 24th Grand Slam singles title looked sleeping away from Serena William. It took around five minutes for Williams to return-to-play at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Azarenka finished off a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory — it was her first-time major championship since 2013.

Talking about the game Azarenka said, “It’s been seven years? That’s my favorite number. I guess that’s meant to be. I’m very grateful for this opportunity. On the road to the final, you have to beat the best players and today was that day.” Azarenka won the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013 - and in the same year, she lost the US Open to Williams.

This loss had led William to fall short of the No. 24 championship. She lost the semifinals in seven of the Slams including the 2018 and 2019 at Flushing Meadows. This is going to be an important part of her career as to how many chances she is going to get further. The star player will soon celebrate her 39th birthday which is just a few days away.

Azarenka’s Evidence of Brilliance.

In an interview, Azarenka said, “I dug myself in a big hole. I mean, she dug me in a big hole in the first set, and I had to climb my way out of there one by one. I'm very happy that I've been able to turn it around because it wasn’t easy for sure.”

The 31-year-old Belarus star is brilliant & her brilliance is evident in her game. Playing against Williams, Azarenka in the second set, compiled 12 winners and one unforced error. In the third set, she made with her baseline mastery. It is her brilliant inning that led her to win her 11th career Grand Slam against William.

Azarenka Against Osaka on Saturday.

Azarenka in a statement said, “So excited to play against her because we didn’t get to play last week, so, it’s going to be super fun. She plays incredible.” Osaka, on the other hand, said, “It means a lot to me. I kind of consider New York my second home. I kind of love the atmosphere, even though there are no people here. I feel like this court kind of suits me well.”

On September 12, Saturday, it is going to be Azarenka Against Naomi Osaka. It is going to be a game between two No. 1 champions and the two players who have been on the top since the game resumed after almost a 6 months hiatus due to the pandemic. Azarenka has brought to her name as many as 11 victories in a row.

Amid the pandemic, the final game of the Western & Southern Open was slated to happen between Azarenka and Osaka. It was an event that was moved from Ohio to New York because of the pandemic — but Osaka opted out of the game because of an injury.

 


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