Aug 6, 2021 - Sports

U.S. women's basketball defeats Serbia to reach gold medal game

Breanna Steward defends against a Serbian shooter as the U.S. advances to Sunday's gold medal game.
Breanna Steward defends against a Serbian shooter as the U.S. advances to Sunday's gold medal game. Photo: ina Fried

Tokyo -- The U.S. women's basketball squad took an early lead and coasted past Serbia 79-59 on Friday, advancing to Sunday's gold medal game.

Why it matters: The U.S. women will look to capture their seventh straight gold medal when they play the winner of tonight's matchup between France and Japan.

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