6 Sep 2008

Williams to face Jankovic in U.S.Open final

10:40 am on 6 September 2008

The American tennis player Serena Williams has swept into the U.S. Open final with a straight sets win, 6-3 6-2, against sixth seed Dinara Safina.

The fourth-seed, who last played the Flushing Meadows title match in 2002 when she won her second U.S. crown, will meet second seed Jelena Jankovic for the championship with the world number one ranking also going to the winner.

Jankovic has defeated Olympic champion Elena Dementieva of Russia 6-4 6-4 to advance to her first grand slam final.