Sept 5 Following are the paths to the U.S. Open women's semi-finals to be played on Friday at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York (prefix denotes seeding):
1-Serena Williams (U.S.), world number one First round - beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-0 6-1 Second round - beat Galina Voskoboeva (Kazakhstan) 6-3 6-0 Third round - beat Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 6-3 6-1 Fourth round - beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-4 6-1 Quarter-finals - beat Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-0 6-0 Total time on court: five hours, 42 minutes
5-Li Na (China), world number six First round - beat Olga Govortsova (Belarus) 6-2 6-2 Second round - beat Sofia Arvidsson (Sweden) 6-2 6-2 Third round - beat Laura Robson (Britain) 6-2 7-5 Fourth round - beat 9-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) 6-3 6-0 Quarter-finals - beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 Total time on court: six hours, 46 minutes
2-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus), world number two First round - beat Dinah Pfizenmaier (Germany) 6-0 6-0 Second round - Aleksandra Wozniak (Canada) 6-3 6-1 Third round - beat 26-Alize Cornet (France) 6-7(2) 6-3 6-2 Fourth round - beat 13-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 4-6 6-3 6-4 Quarter-finals - beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-3 Total time on court: eight hours, 19 minutes
Flavia Pennetta (Italy), world number 83 First round - beat Nicole Gibbs (U.S.) 6-0 6-2 Second round - beat 4-Sara Errani (Italy) 6-3 6-1 Third round - beat 27-Sevetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 7-5 6-1 Fourth round - beat 21-Simona Halep (Romania) 6-2 7-6(3) Quarter-finals - beat 10-Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-4 6-1 Total time on court: six hours, two minutes
(Compiled by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)
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