Tennis: US OPEN
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The final for the US Open is set after a pair of exhilarating semifinal matches. A pair of two-time major champions will go head to head as Victoria Azarenka will face off against young tennis star Naomi Osaka on Saturday for a shot at the title.

Osaka was the first of the two women to secure her place in the final, defeating No. 23 Jennifer Brady 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-3, who was competing in the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career. Just two years removed from her last trip to the US Open final, where she beat Serena Williams, Osaka spoke highly of the Flushing Meadows environment where she could possibly win the third Grand Slam of her career.

“It means a lot…

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