Ons Jabeur – Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Ons Jabeur continued her strong showing at this year’s US Open and advanced to the semi-finals after triumphing over Ajla Tomljanovic. With this method, the Tunisian became not only the first representative of her homeland but also the first Arab tennis player to reach this phase of the championship in New York.
Her semi-final rival in the fight for a place in the final will either be Coco Goff or Caroline Garcia.
Jabeur posted more aces (4-1) and fewer double faults (2-9) while holding a substantial edge in winners (29-12). The Tunisian won 71% of her first serve points (22/31) and was absolutely flawless in her break options (5/6) until Tomljanovic converted four of her six breakpoints (67%).
Caroline Garcia defeats Coco Gauff in straight sets to advance to the semi-finals
She did it! Caroline Garcia advanced to the semi-finals on Tuesday night against Wednesday by beating local hero Coco Gauff (6-3, 6-4) in 1h 37min after a game of two parts: first sublime, then tenser, but finally perfectly controlled by “Caro”, who thus becomes the third French tennis player to reach the last four at the US Open, after– excuse me – Mary Pierce and Amelie Mauresmo.
Sabalenka beat Pliskova on her way to the US Open semi-finals
Aryna Sabalenka qualified for the semifinals of the US Open tennis championship. The representative of Belarus defeated 2016 finalist Karolina Pliskova 6:1, 7:6 (4) in 84 minutes.
The 24-year-old Sabalenka played hard and had three breaks in the first set. The Czech woman demonstrated a strong opening shot in the second part, which passed without breakthroughs, but in the tiebreak, The Belarusian won 7:4 on her second match point.
Aryna Sabalenka avenged her loss to Pliskova in the Wimbledon semi finals last season.
Iga Šwiatek eliminated the last hope of the hosts on his way to the 1/2-finals of the US Open
Iga Šwiatek became the last semi-finalist in this year’s edition of the US Open. The world’s No. 1 eliminated in the 1/4-finals the last representative of the hosts in the tournament, Jessica Pegula, after success with 6:3, 7:6 (4) in her favor and thus killed the hopes of an American triumph.
Alcaraz- Sinner; Tiafoe vs Rublev
The first quarter-final match of the day pitted world No. 11 Andrey Rublev, who has had to play two five-set matches so far in the tournament, and home hero Frances Tiafoe, who stopped Rafael Nadal on his way to a 23rd Grand Slam trophy. In the last meeting of the “Arthur Ash” evening session, we witnessed the fifth episode of the rivalry between two of the brightest young talents – Carlos Alcaraz and Jannick Sinner. This was the second meeting between them in the last two months, with the Italian winning each of the previous matches.
Ruud and Khachanov set up a meeting in the 1/2-finals of the US Open
The names of the first two men’s US Open semi-finalists are Casper Ruud and Karen Khachanov. The Norwegian reached his second Grand Slam semi-final, ousting Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4). The Russian will make his Grand Slam semi-final debut after a 7:5, 4:6, 7:5, 6:7(3), and 6:4 victory over Nick Kyrgios. Thus, Ruud and Khachanov will face each other in the next phase on the courts of Flushing Meadows.
Casper Ruud recorded a fairly convincing three-set win over Matteo Berrettini. The 23-year-old Norwegian forged his success in just over two and a half hours of play. He was absolutely uncompromising in the first set, in which he gave only a game to his opponent.
In the second, he also controlled events on the court with two consecutive breaks and again won relatively convincingly, although he allowed one of the breaks to be returned.
The most contested was the third set, which practically went game for game, as the two tennis players exchanged one break each, but in the tiebreak again Ruud emerged victorious with 7:4 points, thus sealinghis visa for the 1/2-final.
The other quarterfinal was an absolute thriller that lasted over 3 and a half hours and ended with success for Karen Khachanov. The two tennis players bit each other from the very beginning, and the battle between themwas very equal and contested. Khachanov took the first set with a late break for 7-5, but Kyrgios was right backin the match, winning the second set, also thanks to a break.
The third set was almost a mirror copy of the first, andagain the Russian pulled it out with a break at the veryend for 7:5. However, the Australian again had ananswer, taking the fourth set after 7:6 game and 7:3 points in the tiebreak.
In the decisive fifth set, Khachanov took the lead with an early break in his opponent’s first service game and the did not lose the initiative until the very end, closing the match with a 6:4 game in his favor and advancing in the tournament.