Frenemies set for US Open final

williams_wozniackiSerena Williams (1/5 match winner) and Caroline Wozniacki will put friendship aside when they meet in the women’s final of the US Open on Sunday evening.

The pair have met numerous times over the years and Sunday’s meeting at Flushing Meadows will be the tenth time they have squared off on the court.

World number one Williams is looking to win her sixth US Open and 18th career Grand Slam in order to bring the herself level with both Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert on 18 major titles.

While that accolade is an important factor in the match-up, Williams insists that her career is already one to remember, regardless of the outcome of the clash with Wozniacki. She said: “It would be hard for me to imagine that I would be happy losing. I won’t be.”

“But at the end of the day I think in 10 years from now it won’t be, ‘Man, I’m still sad about it. I have accomplished a lot, done a lot, not only for the sport but just a lot of things in general. I think I should be happy about that.” added the American, who first won the US Open 15 years ago.

Wozniacki  is featuring in her first major final since 2009 and is the overwhelming underdog going into the match-up, at a price of 10/3 to taste glory in the final.

A victory would see the Dane earn her maiden Grand Slam title and, while the 24-year-old is wary of the threat Williams will pose, she insists she is still capable of emerging victorious from the bout.

Wozniacki said: “When she’s on fire, she’s hard to beat, but I have had two tough matches against her the last few weeks. I was really close. Hopefully for me that would be third time’s the charm.”

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