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NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Paths to the final in the women's singles at the U.S. Open (prefix denotes seedings): 1-Serena Williams 1st round: beat Taylor Townsend (U.S.) 6-3 6-1 2nd round: beat Vania King (U.S.) 6-1 6-0 3rd round: beat Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) 6-3 6-3 4th round: Kaia Kanepi (Estonia) 6-3 6-3 Quarter-finals: 11-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) 6-3 6-2 Semi-finals: 17-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-1 6-3 Total games played: 98 Won-lost: 72-26 Sets won-lost: 12-0 Total time on court: six
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the U.S. Open women's final, winning their Friday semi-finals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows.
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Suffering from heat illness and cramps, a brave Peng Shuai ignored doctor's advice and returned to a baking court determined to complete her U.S. Open semi-final on Friday - only to have her grand slam dream end in agony.
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams used her blazing power in a semi-finals win, while Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent was felled by heat illness on Friday to set up an intriguing women's final at the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams took no chances with the searing heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium court by racing to a 6-1 6-3 rout of Ekaterina Makarova to reach the U.S. Open women's final on Friday.