After last night’s semifinals match between China’s Li Na and Serena Williams, the stage is set for the 2013 U.S. Open women’s singles finals on Sunday at noon.
Serena defeated the 6th-ranked Li Na 6-0, 6-3 and continued her dominant path through the U.S. Open. Williams’, laced in her Nike Lunar Mirabella 3 PE, has been playing so well that she hasn’t dropped a single set, and is undoubtedly the favorite as she heads into the finals. After the match, Williams spoke with the Associated Press about her win: “I got tight, which happens sometimes. I just needed to relax, and then when I did relax, she played some good points. “But it was a good experience going into the next round. If I even get a match point, I’ll be ready to stay calm and just to stay focused and relaxed.”
Earlier in the day, Victoria Azarenka picked up a over Flavia Pennetta with a score of 6-4, 6-2. In previous meetings against Williams, Azarenka is 3-12, but she’ll be looking to overcome the odds on Sunday. Azarenka wore the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour, which makes use of Dynamic Fit and Zoom Air technology and is available for $130.