Victoria Azarenka advances to the US Open tennis semi-finals. Last night, the Belarusian met with the 18th racket of the world, Belgian Elice Mertens and inflicted a crushing defeat on her opponent 6:1, 6:0. In the duel for reaching the final, Victoria Azarenka will face her longtime rival, another former leader of the world ranking, American Serena Williams. In the online rankings, Victoria rises to 17th place. The US Open, with a total prize pool of $ 53.4 million this year, will finish on September 13th.