Williams to face Azarenka
Serena Williams of the US reacts after winning a point against Li Na of China in two sets in their semi-final round match at the Women's Cincinnati Open tennis tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio August 17, 2013. Cincinnati - World number one Serena Williams fought her way to a 7-5 7-5 win over defending champion Li Na to reach the final of the Western and Southern Open on Saturday and close in on one of the few titles to elude her. The 31-year-old American can fill that hole in her resume on Sunday when she takes on Belarusian world number two Victoria Azarenka, who was a 4-6 6-2 6-3 winner over 2009 champion Jelena Jankovic of Serbia.
Williams can pocket $3.6 million, with the million-dollar bonus supplementing the $2.6 million cheque for winning the women's singles at the US Open. In a career that has generated 54 singles titles including 16 grand slams, Williams has won just about everything there is to win in her sport but Cincinnati, one of the WTA Tour's most prestigious tournaments, is not among them.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Cape Argus