Serena Williams Carries U.S. Hopes

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Serena Williams serves to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during a semifinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.

If not for the two days of rain that delayed the U.S. Open women's singles final from Saturday to Sunday, the U.S. would not have a representative on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. American Serena Williams powered her way into the final by beating world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 6-2, 6-4, on Saturday, and will play Australia's Sam Stosur for the championship. The men's final was originally scheduled for Sunday but will be moved to Monday, and it'll be between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic.