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Williams routs Errani to reach US Open final

Serena Williams of the US follows through on a return to Sara Errani of Italy during their women's semi-finals match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York September 7, 2012. ― Reuters picSerena Williams of the US follows through on a return to Sara Errani of Italy during their women's semi-finals match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York September 7, 2012. ― Reuters picNEW YORK, Sept 8 ― Serena Williams routed 10th-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 6-1 6-2 yesterday to advance to the US Open women’s championship match against world number one Victoria Azarenka.

The 30-year-old American overpowered the diminutive Errani, a French Open finalist and top-ranked doubles player in the world, registering 38 winners, including nine aces.

Williams cut loose with a scream of joy after ending the 64-minute match with a second-serve ace.

“It’s really awesome. This is what I really wanted and dreamed of all year,” said the fourth-seeded Williams. “I’m in the final again and I’m really excited about it.”

Fourteen-time Grand Slam singles winner Williams will be gunning to crown her ‘Golden Summer’ with a fourth US Open title following her London triumphs at Wimbledon and the Olympics, where she won both singles and doubles gold.

Australian Open champion Azarenka of Belarus advanced with a 3-6 6-2 6-4 victory over French Open winner Maria Sharapova of Russia on a hot, muggy day in Flushing Meadows and will face Williams tomorrow on Arthur Ashe Stadium court. ― Reuters

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