Its déjà vu all over again as Williams, the number one seed, has to overcome Azarenka, the number two seed, for another straight year in her bid to hold on to grab another U.S. Open title.
Still she admits she is looking forward to facing Azarenka, who beat Flavia Pennetta, 6-4, 6-2 Friday.
“We always have really good matches, it’s great just to get another final,” said Williams.
Azarenka’s thoughts were similar. “The battles we’ve had, it was just really taking each other out of the most comfortable zone and fight for everything,” Azarenka said. “We know each other pretty well. I know her strengths, she knows mine.”
Williams will be aiming for her 17th major championship, having earned a French Open title since last September. Azarenka successfully defended her Australian Open title in January.