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Angelique Kerber - Samantha Stosur
US Open women - 11 September 2011

US Open – Follow the Tennis match between Angelique Kerber and Samantha Stosur live with Eurosport. The match starts at 04:00 on 11 September 2011. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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Stosur will now play either Serena Williams or Caroline Wozniacki in Sunday's final... that semi plays out later this evening following the conclusion of Rafa Nadal's clash with Andy Murray on Arthur Ashe.

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 6-2 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Stosur is made to fight real hard and she has to save three break points but she recovers and on her second match point, she advances to the net and volleys herself into the US Open final!

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 5-2 - Kerber holds and this one still isn't over. Is Stosur feeling the pressure? We'll know a lot more after this next game.

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 5-1 - BREAK! Kerber's s not willing to lie down just yet and the German breaks back! Great fight from the world number 92!

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 5-0 - BREAK! Kerber looks a beaten player now as she drops to 0-40 with some shocking serving. Stosur challenges a call at the baseline on the first of her three break points and she wins it! She'll serve for a place in the final now.

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 4-0 - Stosur is on the brink of the final now as another held service game opens up a four-game lead.

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 3-0 - BREAK! Another break for Stosur as the Australian threatens to run away with the third set! She has a 9-6 record in three setters this year, to Kerber's 3-10...

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 2-0 - Sam confirms that break of serve and the Aussie appears to have rediscovered her form of the first set!

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 1-0 - BREAK! Sam responds well as she comes out on he front foot once again! Her tactics pay off as she breaks to take an early advantage!

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STOSUR 6-3 2-6 - SET! Kerber is on top once again this game! She needs three set points to seal it, but seal it she does and we're heading into a deciding set now! On one of her set points, Kerber snaps her racquet in two on the handle - one to watch on the highlights later!

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STOSUR 6-3 2-5 - Kerber races to a 40-0 lead as she pushes Stosur onto the back foot. And an ace seals it for the German! Stosur will now serve to stay in the second set.

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STOSUR 6-3 2-4 - What a return from Kerber! A stunning forehand from the German levels at 30-30. She goes on to bring up a break point but Sam whips a volley at the net as she fights hard to hold her serve.

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STOSUR 6-3 1-4 - What a turnaround! Kerber looks supremely confidence all of a sudden. She races to a 40-0 lead and goes on to close out to 30.

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STOSUR 6-3 1-3 - BREAK! Look at this! Stosur makes a few errors and all of a sudden, Kerber has three break points! And she takes it! Great stuff from the German!

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STOSUR 6-3 1-2 - Kerber holds once again and we've got a contest on this set.

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STOSUR 6-3 1-1 - Stosur levels things up at 1-1 in the second set. You get the feeling that this set is going to be a lot tighter than the first, now Kerber seems to have found her stride.

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STOSUR 6-3 0-1 - Kerber responds with a held service game as the sun sets on that stunning New York skyline.

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STOSUR 6-3 - SET! Stosur is taken to deuce again but she prevails once again to take the first set without too many problems at all!

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STOSUR 5-3 - Kerber rattles off a quick-fire service game but Stosur now has the chance to serve to for the opening set.

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STOSUR 5-2 - Keber gives Sam a few problems as she takes the game to deuce, but in the end Stosur is too strong and she holds once more to move to within a game of the first set.

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STOSUR 4-2 - This time Kerber benefits from a net cord on the first point of the match and she goes on to claim another service game and stay in touch in this first set.

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STOSUR 4-1 - Stosur gets what looks like a lucky net cord, but she fails to take advantage and hits her volley out. That's better from Sam on the next point though as she hits her intended target with another volley to level at 30-30. A serve and volley later and the number nine seed leads 4-1.

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STOSUR 3-1 - Kerber has game point at 40-30 and when Stosur runs around her forehand and returns into the net, the German is up and running! That'll do her confidence the world of good!

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STOSUR 3-0 - A real kick on Stosur's first serve is too much for Kerber to handle at the moment and the Aussie goes on to build a three-game lead early on in this semi-final!

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STOSUR 2-0 - BREAK! Here goes Kerber and it's not the best starts for the German as she drops to 0-40... she then hits the net with a flat forehand and Stosur has the first break of the match!

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STOSUR 1-0 - Stosur demonstrates all of her power at 30-30 as he approaches the net and fires a winner past Kerber. And the Australian wraps up her first service game in two minutes to kick this match off!

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STOSUR 0-0 - Kerber won the toss and she will receive first. Here we go!

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Kerber, of course, is ranked 92 in the world and on paper this one is all Stosur's. But the German has belied her lowly ranking all tournament long and she will give the Aussie a run for her money tonight.

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Good evening and welcome to the first of women's semi-finals of the 2011 US Open at Flushing Meadows, New York. Angelique Kerber will fight it out with Samantha Stosur for a place in the final against either Caroline Wozniacki or Serena Williams.