Zvonareva In Upset Win Against Wozniacki At US Open 2010 Semifinals

Seventh seed Vera Zvonareva of Russia stunned Danish top seed Caroline Wozniacki in two sets, 6-4, 6-3, to advance to the US Open finals on Saturday. Wozniacki was on her way to a second straight finals appearance at Flushing Meadows but Zvonareva had other plans.

The hard-hitting Russian pushed Wozniacki to the baseline most of the time, using a deadly combination of power and precision that pushed the 20-year old top seed into a series of errors. Wozniacki has played consistently well prior to the semifinals but it seemed that Zvonareva got her number by dominating from the start.

Zvonareva broke serve in the third game to take a 2-1 lead in the first set. She survived two break points in the fourth game to pull away at 3-1. Zvonareva held on to the lead, winning all her three service games to take the first set.

Wozniacki took the first game of the second set but dropped the next two to trail 2-1. The 20-year old top seed then pulled even but Zvonareva took the next two to lead 4-2, serving out to finish the match.

Zvonareva is set to play in her second Grand Slam final after Wimbledon against the winner of the other semifinal match between Kim Clijsters and Venus Williams.

Venus Williams Defeats Francesca Schiavone At US Open 2010

Venus Williams seems to be the last person distracted by her flambuoyant tennis outfit. Venus defeated Francesca Schiavone, 7-6 (5), 6-4, despite nine double faults. So much hype was built around her flashy tennis dresses but third seeded Venus just let her game take over to advance to the semifinals of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

The last time Venus played in a US Open semifinal match was in 2007. She has won seven Grand Slams that include the 2000 and 2001 US Open titles. It has been eight years since she last played in a title match at Flushing Meadows.

Her recent win was not an easy one against the reigning French Open champ but she has proven that there is more to Venus Williams than her “distracting” tennis outfits.

Venus is the only American player left in the Grand Slam tourney. Fellow American Sam Querrey lost a five set match to Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in men’s tennis earlier.