ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM – Starting at 7:00 PM
 Jennifer Brady (USA) Vs.  Naomi OSAKA (JPN)
 Serena Williams (USA) vs Victoria Ezrenka (BLR)
In a battle between former World No. 1 players and working moms, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka will square off in the second of two US Open semifinal matches on Thursday night. It will be a rematch of the 2012 and 2013 US Open finals, which were won by Williams in three sets on both occasions.
Williams is overall head-to-head at 18-4, and is also 10–0 against Azarenka in the Grand Slam event. They have once faced off with Williams after returning from Maternity Leave Defeated Azarenka in straight sets in Indian Wells in 2019.
Williams is making his 20th appearance at the US Open. She is a six-time champion at the event, tying with Chris Evert for the most US Open titles at the Open Era (since 1968). Williams has also won the most matches at the US Open in the Open Era, in which he is ranked 106th. Her win over Tsivana Pironkova in the quarter-finals (Evert has the second-most with 101).
The American has won 13 of his 23 Grand Slam titles on the hardcourt, the highest of any player on that surface in the Open Era. In addition to all WTA events, he has won 47 hardcourt titles more than any other active player.
After losing only two matches of the season before last month’s Western and Southern Open, Azarenka is currently on a ten-match winning streak, all of which took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. She Wins Western and Southern Open titles Prior to the start of the US Open on the same site as the Grand Slam event.
Azarenka is now 39–12 at the US Open during his career. Azarenka has 21 of his 21 career WTA singles titles on the hardcourt, including two of his Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013. It is Azarenka’s first Grand Slam semi-final since his run in the 2013 US Open final.
Osaka and Brady will meet in the first semi-final of the night, with their last two encounters. Brady won his first meeting in 2014 at the ITF Challenger event in New Braunfels, TX, USA, 6-4, 6-4. Osaka avenged that defeat by a 6-4, 6-4 scorer at Charleston in 2018. .
Playing in the main draw of the US Open for the fifth time, former world No.1 Osaka improved their tournament win-loss record to 19-3 Her quarter-final win over Shelby Rogers, Which was their first win over American in their four career meetings. Osaka won her first major title at the US Open two years ago, defeating Serena Williams in the final.
This is the third time Osaka has entered the Grand Slam semi-finals. At the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open, she has achieved this feat twice, she has gone on to win the title. Claiming those two crowns, she became the first woman to win a second straight after winning the first as Jennifer Capriati did at the 2001 Australian Open and Roland Garros.
Brady is playing the US Open main draw for the fourth time, showing his previous best of the fourth round in 2017. With the semi-finals this fortnight, Brady smashed his previous career best results of a Grand Slam, the aforementioned 2017 US Open fourth round, as well as a fourth round appearance in the same season at the Australian Open.
During 2020, many new milestones have been established in Brady’s career. In January, she claimed her first Top 10 win (over world number 1 Ashley Barty in Brisbane); In February, she reached the Premier Level semi-finals for the first time in Dubai; And in August, he Won his first WTA singles title in Lexington.
Washington Post’s Chuck Culpeper Naomi discusses Osaka and Jennifer Brady’s different paths as they prepare to meet in the semi-finals.
On Usopen.org, Rick Reinert references Victoria Azarenka’s previous juniors’ success in the event, and A look at other players Who parlayed junior excellence into big runs in professional main draws in New York.