US Open 2010 Semifinals: Kim Klijsters tops Venus Williams, reaches Women’s Finals

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2nd-seed Kim Clijsters will play against 3rd-seed Venus Williams for a spot in the US Open 2010 Women’s Singles Finals. The match will be played today at 3:30 pm ET Friday, September 10, 2010 at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows, New York.

A rivalry spanning almost a decade will be rekindled on Friday when Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters square off for a place in the U.S. Open final.

Both players have won the title twice but the stakes could hardly be higher when they meet in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows. The winner will play either Caroline Wozniacki or Vera Zvonareva, who meet in the other semifinal match, in Saturday’s final in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Williams, who won the championship in 2000 and 2001, has not made the final in New York since 2002, when the American lost to her younger sister Serena, while Clijsters is trying to defend the title she won last year.

With Serena missing through injury this year, Venus has opted out of the doubles to focus on singles and her form so far has been illuminating, advancing to the last four without dropping a single set.

Clijsters also has a great record at Flushing Meadows, winning her last 19 matches in New York. She won the title for the first time in 2005 but was injured then took a break to start a family.

The Belgian completed a fairytale return to New York when she won last season, celebrating her victory on court with her infant daughter, and says her unexpected success last year has provided her with the confidence she can do it again.

The pair have played each other 12 times since 2001, winning six times each. Williams was the dominant player in their earlier clashes but Clijsters has won the last four, including a classic three-setter at last year’s U.S. Open quarter-finals. (Source)

UPDATE: Kim Clijsters fought off Venus Williams 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in a back-and-forth battle to advance to the US Open Women’s Singles Finals two years in a row. Clijsters faces Zvonareva this Saturday night 7PM for the finals match.

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