Williams vs. Na: Score and Highlights from US Open 2013 Women's Semi Finals
Williams def. Na, 6-0, 6-3
Serena Williams made advancing to the U.S. Open women's final look easy on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Williams recorded her third straight bagel in the first set, but she did lose her consecutive games won streak of 24, once No. 5 Li Na got on the board early on in the second set.
Na did put up a fight in the second set, but in the end Williams was just too strong.
Williams will now go on to face No. 2 Victoria Azarenka in Sunday's final.
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Williams Wins 6-0, 6-3.
Second Set: Williams Leads 5-3.
What a spectacular game that was.
Na denies Williams of six match points and holds serve.
Williams will now serve for the match.
Na just denied Williams of her sixth match point.
We are now back to the eighth deuce of the game, still a 5-2 lead for Serena.
Fun to see Serena fighting so hard to...win this set 6-2. It's like she's playing a third-set tiebreaker.— Tom Perrotta (@TomPerrotta) September 6, 2013
Second Set: Williams Leads 5-2.
Williams has had four match points on Na's serve, and she has had them all denied by the Chinese player.
All of energy being exuded on the court by both players in this now, eight-minute long game.
Second Set: Williams Leads 5-2.
Two straight aces by Williams lead to a three-game advantage in the second set.
Na will now look to hold serve to stay in the tournament.
Second Set: Williams Leads 4-2.
Na has had plenty of trouble during the late stages of her service games.
In her most recent service game, Na was up 30-0 until Williams stormed back to earn yet another break.
Second Set: Williams Leads 3-2.
Williams restores order to her service game and takes the lead in the second set.
Second Set: Tied at 2-2.
After being down 0-40, Williams charges back to force her fourth break of the match.
Second Set: Na Leads 2-1.
Winning that last game really helped the morale of Na.
In what was by far the best game of the match, Na battles through to break Williams.
That is just the second time all tournament that Williams has been broken.
Second Set: Tied at 1-1.
Na finally gets on the board as she breaks Williams' streak of 24 consecutive games won.
Second Set: Williams Leads 1-0.
Williams gets some help from two unforced errors by Na on her way to winning the first game of the second set.
Serena Williams has won 23 straight games going back to her Round of 16 match against Sloane Stephens— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 6, 2013
First Set Stats:
Aces: Williams: 1, Na: 0
Double Faults: Williams: 0, Na: 3
Winners: Williams: 4, Na: 1
Unforced Errors: Williams: 9, Na: 12
Time of Set: 29 Minutes
Serena bagels Li Na in the first set. Li has hit 12 UFE's and only 1 winner; total points: Serena 29, Li 14.— TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) September 6, 2013
Serena Williams should just drop the mic now.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) September 6, 2013
First Set: Williams Wins 6-0.
Williams takes the first set in dominant fashion.
It does have to been noted that Na's game is not at its best today.
It seems as though the first break of serve by Williams got into the head of the Chinese player.
First Set: Williams Leads 5-0.
Serena does some fine work at the net as she cruises to her 22nd consecutive game won at the U.S. Open.
First Set: Williams Leads 4-0.
As the shade begins to encapsulate the entire playing surface, Na is feeling the pressure.
Two double faults and seven unforced errors have led to a massive lead by Williams.
First Set: Williams Leads 3-0.
After finding herself at deuce, Williams delivers two straight aces to extend her early lead over Na.
First Set: Williams Leads 2-0.
After going down early on in the point, Williams rallies back to earn the first break of the match.
She seems very focused on finishing this match as quick as possible.
Remember she also has a doubles match with sister Venus after this match.
First Set: Williams Leads 1-0.
A very easy first service game for Williams.
This match, unlike the last one, will be all about the power of the serve, both players will have a hard time breaking.
Serena Williams begins the match on serve.
She has been broken once this tournament.
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