Serena Williams sets up a rematch for the US Open final

Serena Williams brushed her opponent Li Na aside as she progressed into her seventh US Open Final with a 6-0 6-3 victory. The victory means that Serena has set up a match with Victoria Azarenka. Williams broke Li Na five times whereas Li broke Williams only once.

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Serena Williams in action

The current World number one blitzed through the opening set against an uncomfortable and nervy looking Li Na. Williams managed to complete her victory in just under 90 minutes.

The Chinese sportswoman had a glimpse of hope as she won the second game of the second set and she had also managed to take the lead against Williams. However, Williams proved to be too powerful as she bounced back straight away.

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Li Na in action

Serena Williams broke Li Na’s serve for the fifth time in the next to lead 4-2 and the scoreline instantly changed to 5-2 after another routine service game.

Serena Williams will now face a rematch of the 2012 final against Azarenka as she is in the hunt for a fifth US Open title.

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A battling performance earns Andy Murray victory

Andy Murray was worked hard all the way to the end as he marginally managed to squeeze out a winning performance against Argentine Mayer, who is ranked 81st in the world rankings.

Murray’s victory consisted of a 7-5, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 score line. Defending US Open Champion Murray, played in a boiling hot day at Louis Armstrong Stadium and he managed to complete his victory in 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Murray was made to work his socks off as it had taken him just under an hour to clinch his first set, however the Brit managed to blitz through the second set.

“It was a very tough match,” Murray said. “Both of us ran a lot and it was very humid. I’m just glad I was able to put it together and pull it out in the fourth set.

“I was serving a little better as the match went on. He’s a big hitter, I had to defend a lot. I think he played some really good tennis. It made for an entertaining match.”