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Stage Set For Williams-Andreescu Battle

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Serena Williams marched into the US Open women's singles final with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 5 Elina Svitolina, setting the stage for a title clash with Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu on Saturday.

Winning the match against Svitolina in one hour and 10 minutes, Williams equaled Chris Evert's record of 101 victories at the US Open.

"To be in any club with Chrissie is just awesome," the 38-year-old player said after the match.

She is eying a greater record Saturday. If she wins the final, it will be Williams' 24th Grand Slam women's singles title, which would tie Margaret Court's all-time record.

In addition to earning her tenth appearance in a US Open singles final, this will be Williams' 33rd Grand Slam final overall.

For Andreescu, it's a "dream come true" playing Serena in the finals of the US open. "It's crazy, it's crazy," said the 19-year-old Canadian.

She sailed into her her maiden Grand Slam final with an electrifying performance against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic on Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Score: 7-6, 7-5.

Andreescu is just one victory away from writing one of the greatest Grand Slam success stories of the last two decades.

She is only the second women's Grand Slam finalist from Canada. No teenager has won a Grand Slam championship since Maria Sharapova won the U.S. Open in 2006.

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