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SINGAPORE - After Serena Williams embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.She didnt have to wait long. The pair will face off again on Sunday in the final of the season-ending championships after winning their semifinals on Saturday in contrasting fashion.Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki in a thrilling contest 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a third-straight title, while Halep swept aside Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-2 to put herself in a position for the biggest title of her career.Halep beat Williams 6-0, 6-2 in the group stage, inflicting the Americans heaviest loss in 16 years, and the 18-time Grand Slam winner joked about her diminished expectations for the re-match.My goal is to win three games, Williams said. Im going to go from there. Hopefully I can hold serve — that would be good. Most of all, I hope to break once.Halep has been the form player of the tournament, dropping only 27 games across four matches against top-eight-ranked opponents, and the Romanian was justifiably confident entering Sundays final.I have to believe in my chances against her, the French Open finalist said. I can think that I have the game to beat her.I will be nervous because its the final, but I cant wait for tomorrow because my dream came true, so I have to do everything I can to win.The irony of Sundays final is that Williams only qualified for the semis because Halep lost in three sets rather than two in her final group match against Ana Ivanovic. Had the already-qualified Halep eased off and lost in straight sets, Williams would have been packing her bags.The Americans hopes of reaching the final looked just as tenuous throughout Saturdays clash with Wozniacki.The Danish player served for the match at 5-4 in the third set, but Williams broke back and prevailed in the tiebreaker on her third match point after trailing 4-1.It was a bittersweet win for Williams, who has developed a close off-court friendship with Wozniacki. The pair attended a Mariah Carey concert together on the eve of their semifinal.It was the first match I didnt feel great — if you take (sister) Venus out of the equation — where I wasnt happy after I won, Williams said.I really wanted to cry because Caro is so nice. We get along and we do so much together. Shes like my little baby sister, from a different mother, and father, and different country.Wozniacki reciprocated the affection, but being on the wrong end of a 10-1 head-to-head record meant she understandably wanted to see less of the world No. 1.I told Serena Can you just leave me alone? I love you, but stay away from the other side of the court. Quite frankly Im sick of losing to you, Wozniacki said.Twice before this year Williams had to come back from a set down to beat the Dane and she again made a slow start, taking only three points off Wozniackis serve in the opening set and the frustration showed. After the seventh game, she repeatedly smashed her racket into the court, bringing a warning from the chair umpire.I dont know how many times I hit it but, boy, that racket will never do me wrong again I tell you, Williams said. It was definitely legendary. I kind of lost my cool a little bit.Wozniacki, who had a perfect 3-0 record in the group stage, took the opening set in 26 minutes and held serve to open the second.I really thought she was going to win because she was playing so well, Williams said. She had a whole new strategy. I finally was able to kind of figure it out in the second and then I just was able to play better.It clicked today. I thought Ha! I got you now.The momentum had shifted and, three games later, Williams created her first break points of the match, converting to take a grip on the set, which ended on Wozniackis double fault.The third set went on serve until the ninth game when Wozniacki made the first break. She served for the match but was only able to save one of two set points.Williams survived a break point on her serve to go up 6-5. 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Multiple Breeders Cup champion Corey Nakatani returns aboard after leading the two-year-old to second- and third-place finishes in her last two races, both Grade 1 events.For Casse, Canadas top trainer on six occasions, celebrating in the winners circle at Santa Anita would provide a second career milestone this year. On July 6, Lexie Lous captured a stirring 1 1/2-length Plate win at Woodbine Racetrack.Ive been doing this since I was a little boy ... I owned my first horse when I was eight, Casse said from California on Thursday. The Breeders Cup is the Olympics so it means everything to me as far as horse racing goes.We were fortunate this year to win the Queens Plate, something that had been very difficult to do. You go to the Breeders Cup as the best in your region and youre up against the best in the world. Its very exciting.Casse, 53, will saddle four Breeders Cup starters, including Ontario-breds Conquest Typhoon (Juvenile Turf), Conquest Harlanate (Juvenile Fillies Turf) and Woodbine Mile runner-up Kaigun (Mile). Patrick Husbands, seven times Canadas top jockey, rides all three Canadian horses with Conquest Typhoon and Conquest Harlanate running Friday.That says a lot about Canadian racing, Casse said. Also, Patrick is a world-class rider, he can ride with anybody.All four are equal and good horses. I think people will be surprised. Im not much on predicting, I usually let my horses do the talking but I feel confident theyre all going to run well.Casse said Husbands is bullish on Conquest Typhoon, a 12-1 pick that will break from the No. 6 post Friday. Conquest Typhoon qualified for the Juvenile Turf by winning the Grade 2 Summer Stakes last month at Woodbine.Our feeling is hes superior on grass, Casse said. Of course, he hasnt faced the competition that hes going to run against (Friday) but I thought when he won the Summer Stakes he did so with ease.Unlike last year, Casse isnt concerned about the post positions his four horses drew. Kaigun will start the Grade 1 $2-million Mile from the No. 7 post at early 20-1 odds while Conquest Harlanate, a 10-1 pick, drew the No. 11 post in the $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf.In 2013, Casses My Conquestadory got the outside No. 14 post for the Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita. Casse was so disappointed he considered scratching her from the field but relented and the horse finished fourth.That (drawing No. 14 post) probably cost us the Breeders Cup, he said. This year we were very fortunate, probably the only horse that caught just a little bit of a touggh post was Harlanate and (No.dddddddddddd 11) isnt that bad.Trainer Gail Cox, a Toronto native, sends out her second Breeders Cup starter when she saddles Something Extra in Saturdays Grade 1 Turf Sprint. Her first starter, Hard Not to Like, was fifth in the 11 Juvenile Fillies Turf.Something Extra is a 20-1 pick and will break from the No. 8 post in the Grade 1 $1-million Turf Sprint with Woodbines Eurico Rosa da Silva aboard.Leigh Court, owned by Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and trained by Torontos Josie Carroll, drew the No. 6 post in the Grade 1 $1-Million Filly and Mare Sprint at early 4-1 odds. Ontario-bred Judy the Beauty breaks from the No. 7 post and is listed at 5-2 odds.Trainer Brian Lynch, an Australian now living in Toronto, sends 20-1 pick Grand Arch from the No. 1 post in the Breeders Cup Mile.Unbridled Forever, a 20-1 pick owned by Charles Fipke, of Kelowna, B.C., goes from the No. 5 post in the Distaff while Majestic Presence, co-owned by Glen Todd of White Rock, B.C., is also a 20-1 selection in the Juvenile Fillies and drew the No. 7 post.Also scheduled to run this weekend are E.P. Taylor Stakes winner Just the Judge (post 2, 5-1 odds, Filly and Mare Turf), Woodbine Mile winner Trade Storm (post 8, 12-1, $2-million Mile) and third-place finisher Bobbys Kitten (post 6, 10-1, Turf Sprint). Brown Panther, the early 2-1 favourite at the $1-million Canadian Pattison International who was scratched after bolting prior to the race, is an 8-1 pick in the $3-Million Cup Turf and drew the No. 4 post.As important as winning this weekend is to Casse, he also looks forward to enjoying the spectacle that is the Breeders Cup and being a fan at racings premiere event. For example, Casse conducted a portion of Thursdays phone interview while actress Bo Derek petted one of his horses.Now, Id like to be in The Classic and Id like to be in the Juvenile, Casse said. But theres a part of me that likes being able to sit back and just watch the races.At the 10 Breeders Cup Classic at Churchill Downs, Blame beat Zenyatta by a head to hand the brilliant mare her first — and only — defeat after 19 straight victories.I remember being in the stands with my wife and we were screaming and everybody around us was screaming for her down the stretch, Casse said. I said to somebody, Ive never screamed harder for a horse that wasnt mine.But the other thing is we all love our sport. As much as wed love to win, making sure all running the races do so safely is very important as well.Notes: After finishing last as the 3-2 favourite in last months $300,000 Grade II Canadian Stakes turf race at Woodbine, Lexie Lou earned a 1 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita. It was the Plate and Woodbine Oaks champions seventh victory in 15 career starts and boosted her earnings past $1.36 million. Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '