Serena Advances To Final

Serena Williams has reached the U.S. Open final for the ninth time by overcoming a slow start in a convincing victory over No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion will take on surprising Noami Osaka in Saturday's final.

Williams was broken in the first game and trailed 2-0 in the opening set before rolling to a 6-3, 6-0 victory.

The 36-year-old Williams won five straight games following her bumpy start and took the last seven.

Williams is bidding for a seventh U.S. Open championship and 24th Grand Slam singles trophy overall, which would tie Margaret Court for the most in tennis history.