FRIDAY'S FORECAST Chance of rain. High of 68 degrees (20 C). THURSDAY'S WEATHER Clear. High of 77 degrees (25 C). THURSDAY'S RESULTS Women's semifinals: No. 8 Serena Williams beat No. 5 Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-1; No. 15 Bianca Andreescu beat No. 13 Belinda Bencic 7-6 (3), 7-5.
STAT OF THE DAY 1997 — The last time a woman reached the U.S. Open final in her tournament debut, which 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu has done. QUOTE OF THE DAY "It's not easy to go through what I did and come back, and so fast. To keep playing, to also not be 20 years old, yeah, I'm pretty proud of myself." — Serena Williams, who turns 38 in three weeks, discussing reaching her fourth major final since returning after having a baby two years ago.
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