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US Open semis: Serena loses, Djokovic and Federer win

Updated: 12 September 2015 07:27 IST - Published: 10 September 2015 19:24 IST
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It was full flight Federer today, as he crushed Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to advance to his 7th US Open final. Extraordinary stuff from the Swiss Maestro!
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Djokovic hit 16 winners to 13 errors in a crisp performance, while Cilic imploded with a monumental 37 errors to only 11 winners.
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Novak Djokovic is through to the US Open final! He has demolished Marin Cilic 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 to advance, setting up a clash against Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka. Terrific performance by the World No. 1!
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Meanwhile, Leander Paes and Martina Hingis have won their 3rd mixed doubles Slam title of the year, defeating Sam Querrey and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 in the final. The Indo-Swiss pair have been absolutely sensational this year!
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Djokovic breaks to start the 3rd set, and the defending champion's charmed journey seems all but over.
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Novak Djokovic is steamrolling past Marin Cilic in the first men's semifinal! He has taken the first two sets 6-0, 6-1 and is looking utterly dominant out there.
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By joining Flavia Pennetta in the final, who earlier in the day defeated Simona Halep 6-1, 6-3, Vinci has set up the first ever all-Italian final at the US Open.
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The loss means Serena has fallen just short in her bid to become the first player to win the Calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988.
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In the shock of the year, Roberta Vinci has defeated Serena Williams 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to march into the US Open finals. What a performance by the Italian!
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Shocking upset as World No. 1 Serena is out of the US Open. Her chances at a Calendar Slam are now gone for 2015. It'll be an all Italian final as Flavia Pennetta faces Roberta Vinci after upsetting World No. 2 Simona Halep in straight sets.
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Serena has previously dropped sets against wild card Bethanie Mattek-Sands and her own older sister Venus at the US Open, but came back to win both those matches resoundingly. She's now 2 games up in the third set and looking to be back in rhythm.
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Roberta Vinci and her strong forehand take the second set 6-4 and a visibly frustrated Serena Williams is now on serve.
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Williams is up a set 6-2, as Vinci is up 4-3 in the second set and currently on serve.
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World No. 1 Serena Williams takes the first set 6-2 and is now on serve.
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Flavia Pennetta has taken the win in dominant fashion against World No. 2 Simona Halep, in a quick 6-1, 6-3 match. She's now in the finals of the US Open, and it is her first ever Grand Slam final.
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Flavia Pennetta is absolutely dominating Halep, up one set 6-1. The Italian is currently up 5-3 in the second set and it's match point!
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Pennetta takes the first set 6-1, and now wins the first game in the second set.
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Pennetta is up two games to Halep's 1, and Halep fails to capitalise on a second break point. 3-1 to Pennetta.
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Pennetta has taken the first game as Halep serves.
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Flavia Pennetta of Italy is playing World No. 2 Simona Halep. Pennetta is now serving for the first game of the match.
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The men's semifinals will be held immediately after the end of the women's semifinals, but not earlier than 5 pm.
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The first semifinal between Serena and Vinci will now be held at 11 am on Friday, and will be followed by the second semifinal between Halep and Pennetta.
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Bad news! The women's semifinals have been postponed to Friday because of rain.