The remarkable rise of teenager Bianca Andreescu lasted as she came from a set down to sink Elise Mertens and reach the final four of the US Open.
The 19-year-old has increased from 152 and now has a grand slam semi-final appearance for her title on her Flushing Meadows draw debut, following her stirring 3-6 6-2 6-3 victory.
Mertens had fallen only 16 games into the last eight years, and appeared in command after in the first set, but the Canadian finally blew off her.
The 25th seed in Belgium, mertens, established a historical separation that she clinched the set by a professional and didn’t relinquish.
It turned out to be a start from Andreescu a competitor that is emotional and fiery, but she broke early in the moment for Mertens to get back on level terms.
The youngster now found her range, along with her voice, breaking more to take the set.
Andreescu was beginning on a humid New York day and taking swigs of water between things.
She needed to shorten the points and her aggressive groundstrokes finally told on Mertens, that was broken in game eight, along with a pounding backhand down the line wrapped up the victory.
“That is honestly so crazy,” said Andreescu. “Last year I had been in the round, and with what I’ve accomplished this season I am speechless.
“I want someone to pinch me now. Is this real life?
“I believe that the experience from playing with these tremendous tournaments last year is merely catching up.
“Elise played really, really well so I tried to remain calm. I was getting irritated. I told myself to remain calm and stick to the strategies.”
Andreescu and Belinda Bencic in the second semi-final of Thursday night will play.
“It is definitely not going to be simple,” added Andreescu. “She is an unbelievable player but I can play my best tennis.”
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