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Williams defeats Osaka in rematch of controversial US Open final

(CNN)Serena Williams progressed to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup on Friday by defeating Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4, the first time the pair had met since the infamous US Open final in September of last year. Despite the loss, Osaka, who crashed out of Wimbledon in the first round last month, will return to the world No. 1 spot on Monday following Ashleigh Barty's opening round defeat in Toronto.Williams, meanwhile, who was recently ousted by Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final, looked in fine form against her Japanese opponent as she surpassed Arantxa Sanchez Vicario's record of 32 Rogers Cup wins. There was no repeat of the scenes that marred last year's Grand Slam final in New York when Williams was docked a game after clashing with umpire C ...