Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are into the Women’s singles finals. In the Men’s Singles top seed Novak Djokovic will face 9th seed Stanislas Wawrinka.
Quick Recap of Day 12
Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka have stormed into the Women’s singles finals with straight sets win over their opponents. Serena Williams continued with her devastating form as she thrashed Na Li 6-0 6-3 while Azarenka also had an easy outing against Flavia Pennetta beating her 6-4 6-2. The women’s singles finals will now be a rematch of last year’s final. Serena is the defending champion at US Open and looking to win her 17th Grand Slam in women’s singles.
Men’s Singles Semi Finals
In the first semifinal of the day, top seed Novak Djokovic will face 9th seed Stanislas Wawrinka. In head to head, Djokovic leads with 14 wins and only 2 loses. Djokovic has won the last 11 matches against Wawrinka. Djokovic has also beaten Wawrinka in all the 5 matches they have played on hard courts. Their last match was at the Australian Open this year, where Djokovic beat Wawrinka in a five set marathon. The fifth set was won by Djokovic 12-10. Wawrinka has shown stunning form at this year’s US Open by beating Tomas Berdych and defending champion Andy Murray on his road to the semi finals. I expect this one to be a five setter but Djokovic is the favorite to win the match and reach his fourth straight US Open final. The match is scheduled to start at 9.30 pm IST.
In the second semifinal, 2nd seed Rafael Nadal will face 8th seed Richard Gasquet. In head to head, Nadal leads with 10 wins and only 1 loss. Nadal has won the last 10 matches against Gasquet. Nadal has been is dominating form at the US Open having dropped only one set on the road to the semifinals. On hard courts, Nadal has won both the matches against the Frenchman. This is the first time Gasquet has reached the semi finals at the US Open. I expect Nadal to win this won and reach his third US Open final. The match is scheduled to start at 12.20 am IST.
These are the two big matches at US Open today. Djokovic and Nadal are favorites to reach the finals and slog it out for the title. Wawrinka and Gasquet will be looking to change that. Apart from this, the mixed doubles finals will also take place after the semi finals.