US Open Gallery: Semifinal Friday
Tennis legends and celebrities alike came out to watch the semifinals of the US Open. And at the end of the day, they all saw the Top 2 players in the world in the zone - see the pics here.
Published September 06, 2013 12:00
Esther Vergeer, a legend of wheelchair tennis, posed with the players from the first semifinal.
Victoria Azarenka and Flavia Pennetta had played twice before, splitting those two career meetings.
With a close hold of serve at the end of the first set, though, Azarenka took control of their match.
Azarenka ended up ending the run of Cinderella story Flavia Pennetta in straight sets, 64 62.
The second semifinal saw Li Na take on 16-time Grand Slam champion and World No.1 Serena Williams.
Williams dominated the pair's head-to-head series coming in, with a hefty 8-1 career advantage.
And the American came out firing this time too, winning the first seven games to storm ahead 60 10.
Li sunk her teeth into the match during the second set, but it was to no avail in the end...
After missing her first six match points at 60 52, Williams finally sealed the deal at 60 53.
Williams moved through to the final with a 60 63 win over Li, who was in her first US Open semifinal.
Grand Slam champions Boris Becker and Virginia Wade were among the fans watching the semifinals.
One of the most famous supermodels in history, Naomi Campbell, was also in the stands Friday.