Bianca Andreescu took charge early in the US Open final, going up by a set and two breaks, then held off a late charge by Williams to win 6-3, 7-5 for the championship Saturday night.
Williams will face Canadian Bianca Andreescu for the US Open title as the American sets herself up for another attempt to clinch a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title.
Williams, who last faced Sharapova at the 2016 Australian Open, improved to 20-2 in career meetings versus the Russian, who has fallen to 87th in the rankings amid an injury-hit 2019 season that included shoulder surgery in February.
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will open the evening session at Arthur Ashe Stadium with their first-ever NY meeting in a match that may just have the feel of a championship final.
The United States Tennis Association says that this year for the first time at the Grand Slam it will post code violations on the scoreboard as they occur to avoid confusing fans like last year.
Simona Halep won the Wimbledon final after two sets (6:2, 6:2) against Serena Williams. It is her second Grand Slam victory and the first in Wimbledon.
America's Serena Williams to face Romanian tennis player Simona Halep in Wimbledon final on Saturday.
Seven-time champion Serena Williams wobbled several times before overcoming Alison Riske on her way to the semi-final.
Williams withdrew with a left knee injury, tournament officials said. It is the second consecutive WTA event in which the American has been unable to continue, after her retirement from last week's tournament in Indian Wells with a viral illness.
Naomi Osaka is the first woman to win two major championships in a row since Williams picked up four straight in 2014-15 and has clearly marked herself as tennis' new star.
Karolina Pliskova advances to meet Naomi Osaka in the semifinal.
Serena Williams crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 as she marched towards an eighth Australian Open title.
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