1. TENNIS

    Serena Advances to Semifinal

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    Saw that one coming. Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams is moving on to Saturday night’s final round after beating Sara Errani 6–1, 6–2. “It’s really awesome, this is what I wanted and what I dreamed of all year,” Williams said after the match. Tomorrow night she will play Victoria Azarenka, and the odds are in her favor—Williams has a 9–1 record against her. Azarenka beat Maria Sharapova 3–6, 6–2, 6–4 Friday and will play Williams in her first U.S. Open final Saturday.

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