The remarkable rise of teenager Bianca Andreescu lasted as she came from a set to sink down Elise Mertens and hit the last four of the US Open.
The 19-year-old has increased from 152 in the world at the start of the year to 15, and today has a first grand slam appearance to her name for her Flushing Meadows draw introduction, following her stirring 3-6 6-2 6-3 victory on Wednesday.
Mertens looked in command after from the first set, and had fallen just 16 matches to the eight years, but the potent Canadian eventually blew away her.
The 25th seed in Belgium, mertens, created a historical separation that she clinched the set with an ace and didn’t relinquish.
It was a beginning from Andreescu a competitor that is psychological and fiery, however she broke early in the next for Mertens to get back to level terms.
The kid now found her voice, along with her range, breaking twice more to take the set.
Andreescu taking swigs of water between things and was starting to flag a humid New York day, drenched in perspiration.
She needed to shorten the points along with her groundstrokes eventually told on Mertens, that had been busted in game eight, along with a backhand down the line.
“This is really so mad,” said Andreescu. “A year ago I was in the round, and today with what I have accomplished this year I’m speechless.
“I need someone to pinch me right now. Is this life?
“I feel the experience from playing with these enormous tournaments this past year is simply catching up.
“Elise played really well so that I tried to remain calm. I was getting irritated. I told myself to remain calm and stick to the strategies.”
Andreescu and Belinda Bencic at the second semi-final of Thursday night will perform.
“It is certainly not going to be easy,” added Andreescu. “She is an incredible player but I can play my very best tennis.”
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