NEW YORK (AP) A look at Friday's play at the $34.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
WEATHER: Sunny and cooler. High of 73.
WOMEN'S RESULTS: No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka won semifinal matches, setting up a rematch of last year's final that Williams won. Williams beat No. 5 Li Na 6-0, 6-3, while Azarenka defeated unseeded Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-2.
STAT OF THE DAY: Victoria Azarenka and Flavia Pennetta combined to break serve 13 times in 18 games.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "We always have really good matches. I look forward to it. It's great to get to another final. She's a great player and she lifts her game when it really counts." - Serena Williams, on Sunday's women's singles final match against Victoria Azarenka.
SATURDAY ON COURT: Men's Semifinals: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 9 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 8 Richard Gasquet.
SATURDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): CBS, noon-6 p.m.
ON THIS DATE (Sept. 7, 1953): Maureen Connolly completed the first Grand Slam in women's tennis history, defeating Doris Hart 6-2, 6-4.