The Women's semi-final line-up at the US Open was completed on Wednesday with Maria Sharapova joining Victoria Azarenka in the top half of the women's draw while the bottom half will witness a David vs Goliath battle when 10th seeded Italian Sara Errani takes on 14-time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams. While Azarenka had come through a cliff-hanger against defending champion Samantha Stosur on Tuesday, the remaining three matches took place on Wednesday and witnessed no surprises whatsoever.
Marion Bartoli brought a crucial 4-0 lead into her quarter-final with Maria Sharapova from Tuesday, and the Frenchwoman made good use of it, wrapping up the opening set 6-3. The second set was a high-adrenaline affair which saw two complete contrasting personalities on either side of the net. While Sharapova was a picture of calm and serenity when she was not shrieking in the middle of the points, Bartoli was all fist-pumps and glares as she looked to keep up her intensity in what was proving to be an excellent contest.