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Serena Williams beats Makarova to reach US Open final

  • Serena Williams thrashed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets to remain in the hunt for her third successive US Open title.

    Following her 6-1 6-3 victory over the 26-year-old Russian, the five time US champion will meet Caroline Wozniacki, the Danish 10th seed, in the final.

    The American, who is on course for her 18th Grand Slam title, said: “I’m so happy — you have no idea what it means to me.”

    If she wins her next match at the Flushing Meadows, Williams will equal the number of Grand Slam titles won by legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

     

     

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