Bianca Andreescu becomes the first teenager in the US Open semifinals since 2009
NEW YORK: Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu he became the first teenager United States Open semifinalist in a decade on Wednesday, defeating Belgium Elise Mertens organize a battle with Belinda Bencic For a place in the final.
The 19-year-old planted player in the 15th Toronto suburb recovered from the Mertens, the 25th, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 seed to reach a clash on Thursday against debutant Bencic, the Slam semifinal that won to the 23rd Croatian. Donna Vekic 7-6 seed (7/5), 6-3.
I am honestly speechless, Andreescu said. I need someone to pinch me now. Is this real life?
Serena Williams, who is looking for her 24th Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court's historic record, faces Ukraine's fifth seed, Elina Svitolina, in the other semifinal.
Andreescu, a winner this year at Indian Wells and Toronto, is the first teen in the United States Open 's last four since since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009.
She claims to have been tested in her victories by giving her poise to fight after losing the first set against an enemy that had not lost a set in the tournament.
I think it's just the experience of playing these great events last year, he said. All that experience is catching up.
Andreescu could become the first teen to win a Grand Slam title since Maria Sharapova captured the 2006 United States Open and she would be the youngest United States Open champion since Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2004.