Serena Williams of the United States and Victoria Azarenka from Belarus will meet in the semifinals of the US Open after beating their respective rivals in the women’s singles quarterfinals.
Serena had to come back from a set and a break down to storm to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova while Victoria Azarenka triumphed against 16th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-1, 6-0.
In the men’s quarterfinals, second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria eased past Australian Alex De Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 while third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia defeated compatriot Andrey Rublev 7-6(6), 6-3, 7-6(5).
In women’s doubles semifinal, China’s Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the final. They will meet the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final.