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Serena Williams - Sara Errani Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United StatesS Williams66---
ItalyS Errani12---

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  1. - - So it will be world number one (and Australian Open champion) Victoria Azaenka against world number four (and Wimbledon champion) Serena Williams in the final tomorrow night. Join us again then for full comment on that match

  2. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 6-2 - GAME, SET & MATCH - Serena wraps up the match with a couple of huge serves. The first Errani gets a racquet too but can only drop her return well short of the net. The second, to seal the match, is an ace down the centre of the court

  3. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 5-2 - Serena squanders a chance to wrap up the match but mis-timing a backhand return and slapping the ball into the net. And then an incredibly poor drop shot from the American is no match for Errani as the Italian easily gets up to the net and puts away her backhand passing shot for a winner to seal the hold and force Serena to serve out the match

  4. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 5-1 - Serena eases through another very quick service hold, finding another two aces in the process. And Errani will have to serve to stay in this match next ...

  5. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 4-1 - BREAK - Serena absolutely batters a backhand return of serve to put Errani on the backfoot right from the off, and eventually she finds a forehand cross court winner to seal the double break in this set

  6. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 3-1 - Errani takes the first point against the Serena serve with a forehand winner, but Serena bounces back with three consecutive aces to hold and seal the game

  7. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 2-1 - Much, much better from Errani on serve as she drops just the one points, holding when Serena sends a backhand return of serve into the bottom of the net. That's Errani's best, and most comfortable, game yet and it doubles her output in this match

  8. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 2-0 - Another very quick and easy service hold from Serena consolidates the break. She simply has too much power for Errani today, and this match could be over very quickly indeed

  9. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 1-0 - BREAK - Serena squanders a first break point with a forehand wide, and then a second with a backhand long but she finally breaks at the third attempt to get the second set underway in exactly the same manner in which she conducted the first

  10. - - WILLIAMS 6-1 - SET - Serena hits another couple of baseline shots into the net as she allows Errani to get on the board in the service game but it's mostly all-Serena again as she recovers in time to wrap up the set with a hold to 30. Apart from Errani's one hold, that set was all about Serena

  11. - - WILLIAMS 5-1 - Errani finally gets herself on the scoreboard surviving a deuce and going on to take the game when Serena hits a backhand into the net. Great, battling work from the Italian - much to the delight of the crowd, who want to see a competitive match even against American favourite Serena

  12. - - WILLIAMS 5-0 - Just 21 minutes on the clock and Errani is already staring at having to serve to stay in this opening set as Serena holds once again to consolidate the double break, hammering down an ace to seal the game

  13. - - WILLIAMS 4-0 - BREAK - Serena squanders a break point with a backhand into the net but she quickly gets a second chance with a backhand winner down the line. And a vicious backhand return of serve winner seals the double break at the second time of asking for the American

  14. - - WILLIAMS 3-0 - Another very speedy service hold for Serena and Errani finds herself 3-0 down in double quick time. I vitally important service hold coming up for the Italian already as this set quickly gets away from her

  15. - - WILLIAMS 2-0 - BREAK - Serena will be pretty happy with that start as she grabs an early break very quickly indeed. She is hitting the ball way to hard for Errani in the opening couple of games of this match and the Italian is just struggling to find her range

  16. - - WILLIAMS 1-0 - Serena eases through an opening service hold to get the scoreboard ticking over. It is vital Errani makes a posistive start on her own serve, otherwise the writing could be on the wall very early on indeed

  17. - - So, the players are just about ready to go and it will be Serena to get the clash underway by servincg first ...

  18. - - These two have faced each other three times before, although not since 2009, with Serena winning all three clashes. Errani has improved considerably since then and has been enjoying a particularly impressive season. Mind you, Serena is also not having a bad year, having won both Wimbledon and the Olympic gold medal.

  19. - - Errani, for her part, has dropped just the one set on the way to this clash, that was against Garbiñe Muguruza in the opening round before the Italian eased through straight sets matches against Vera Dushevina, Olga Puchkova, Angelique Kerber and Roberta Vinci

  20. - - Serena has scored victories over Coco Vandeweghe, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Ekaterina Makarova, Andrea Hlavácková and Ana Ivanovic in the lead up to this match

  21. - - Serena has conceded fewest games en route to the semi-final (16) and spent the least amount of time on court (5 hours, 43 minutes)

  22. - - Serena is the only player to reach the semi-finals without the loss of a set. She was also the last player to win the title without the loss of a set in 2008. She also achieved the feat in 2002

  23. - - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from the second of the women's semi-finals between fourth seed Serena Williams and Italian Sara Errani

Serena Williams

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 26/09/1981
Height 1.75 m
Weight 70 kg

Sara Errani

Nationality ITA
Date of Birth 29/04/1987
Height 1.64 m
Weight 60 kg

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