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Serena Williams upset by Victoria Azarenka in US Open semifinals

September 11, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Serena Williams was upset by fellow mom and friend Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semifinals, temporarily halting her bid to win a record 24th Grand Slam title.

(CNN)Serena Williams was upset by fellow mom and friend Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semifinals, temporarily halting her bid to win a record 24th Grand Slam title.

Azarenka rallied for a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory on Thursday night in New York for a first major win in 11 attempts against Williams.

Williams has lost her last four Grand Slam finals as she tried to match Margaret Court's all-time record of 24, but semifinal defeats in majors are rare.

Azarenka reached her first Grand Slam final since losing the 2013 US Open final to Williams.

She will face Naomi Osaka, who beat first-time Grand Slam semifinalist Jennifer Brady 7-6 (1) 3-6 6-3 in another gripping encounter.

Osaka won the crown in 2018 by beating Williams in a controversial finale.

Osaka, though, withdrew with a hamstring injury to hand Azarenka the title.

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