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The quick reflexes, impressive foot speed zyhaa910 and deft volleysOfficial Steelers Jerseys that have made Errani the world’s top-ranked doubles player amounted to little against Williams’s overpowering serve and groundstrokes on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, where the American won the first of her three U.S. Open titles at age 17. Friday’s showdown between them lasted just 64 minutes, with Williams dispatching Errani, 6-1, 6-2, to earn her sixth appearance in a prime-time Saturday women’s final at Flushing Meadows.
It has been a breakout year for Azarenka of Belarus, who won herAuthentic Steelers Jerseys first major (the Australian Open) and reached No. 1 in the world. But her record against Williams is 1-9.“I definitely need to find something to surprise her tomorrow because she’s in great form, feeling really confident right now,” Azarenka conceded. “You know, she has everything on her side.”Errani’s futility against Williams, whose 14 Grand Slam titles lead all active players, hardly made her unique.
She simply joined a long list ofBen Roethlisberger Jerseys challengers who failed to win a set against Williams in this tournament.The most vexing problems for Errani were the lack of pace on her serve (which averaged 83 mph, compared with Williams’s 108) and shallowness of her groundstrokes, both of which allowed Williams to step well inside the baseline to counter.Williams made the adjustment with ease in the opening game and bolted to a 5-0 lead, finishing with 38 winners to the Italian’s six while never facing a break point.
Afterward, Errani declined to second-guessMike Wallace Jerseys her tactics against the woman she considers the best player in the world.Errani focused on defending, standing well behind the baseline, in the first set. When that failed, she tried attacking in the second set, to no avail.“I think Serena is another level,” Errani said.The far more competitive semifinal was between Azarenka and Sharapova, who split the season’s first two majors, with Azarenka winning the Australian and Sharapova completing a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open.
They also claimed the bronze and silver medals, respectively, atTroy Polamalu Jerseys the London Olympics, while Williams won gold.Azarenka held a 5-4 edge over Sharapova entering the match, including straight-sets victories in their two hard-court meetings this year. While their 10th confrontation on Friday was a protracted affair with multiple momentum swings, that didn’t make it entertaining or even pleasant.The 6-foot Azarenka and 6-2 Sharapova are two of the more powerful hitters in women’s tennis.