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US Open: Victoria Azarenka V Serena Williams Final Postponed

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Victoria Azarenka believes her poor record against Serena Williams will have no bearing in the US Open final, which has been postponed until Sunday following heavy rain on Saturday.

Williams has beaten Azarenka in nine of their 10 matches, including a 6-1 6-2 thrashing in the Olympics last month.

Azarenka said: "I'm not going to go on court thinking 'I wish I could win more games than last time'.

"The result will depend on how I play and how my opponent plays."

She added: "I've got to do something different as the other times did not work for me.

"I have to make sure I'm the one who dictates the play and controls the match as much as possible."

Belarusian Azarenka, the world number one and top seed at Flushing Meadows, moved into her first US Open final when she came from behind to defeat Russia's Maria Sharapova 3-6 6-2 6-4 in the semi-final.

Williams, seeded fourth, has only lost once in 26 matches since being beaten in the first round of the French Open in May.

Victory on Sunday will give the American her fourth US Open championship and her 15th Grand Slam title.

The women's singles final was scheduled for Saturday evening US time but was pushed back because of the forecast of heavy rain and storms. Organisers will confirm the start time later on Saturday.

The first men's semi-final between Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych got under way 90 minutes late on Arthur Ashe Stadium because of rain and a tornado warning.