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US Open 2020 Update: Serena Williams out after loss to Victoria Azarenka in semi-finals

Serena Williams’ hopes of a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title was quashed as she lost to a one time regular opponent in Victoria Azarenka, their first encounter in the latter stages of a Grand Slam since a Wimbledon quarter-final in 2015.

The American, who was aiming to equal the all-time record for majors, started brightly by winning the first set but lost 1-6 6-3 6-3 to the spirited former world number one.

The American beckoned on her trainer early in the third set after suffering an Achilles problem and struggled physically from then.

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Two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka has been extremely good in recent weeks, having now won 11 matches in a row after victory in the Western & Southern Open just before the US Open.

The match against Williams was her first Grand Slam semi-final since 2013 after troubled times on and off the court.

The Belarusian faces Japan’s 2018 champion Naomi Osaka in the final.
Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 6-3 to book a spot in the final.

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