CoCo Vandeweghe 3rd American women into US Open semifinals

Sep 07, 2017, 01:58
CoCo Vandeweghe 3rd American women into US Open semifinals

This was the second time this year that Vandeweghe has beaten a reigning world No 1 following her victory over Angelique Kerber in Melbourne.

New York - Spaniard Rafael Nadal has easily reached the fourth round of the global of the United States, Monday, disposing of the Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets of 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.

For its part, Vandeweghe reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament for a third time this season.

A semi-finalist at the Australian Open in January, she also reached the last eight at Wimbledon this year and has now equalled her best performance at a slam.

So, too, will CoCo Vandeweghe, David Goffin and Daria Kasatkina on Monday afternoon, with Lucie Safarova, Andrey Rublev and Kaia Kanepi, respectively, providing their opposition.

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Two days after he pushed a match ball to move to the next round, Pliskova has dominated its opponent as the fans continued to pour on the site of the stadium tennis Billie Jean King. "Sometimes you just need to have some of those matches where you can just really get through it". So I didn't change anything. I didn't even practise yesterday. And I'm first seeded, so it's, like, totally different story. She went on edging the Asian player at the end of three sets that lasted more than two hours.

Karolina Pliskova believes she is benefiting from her near miss after racing into the quarter-finals of the US Open.

She wouldn't have much problem if she plays as she did in a almost flawless fourth-round performance, looking nothing like the player who almost went home a round earlier.

Vandeweghe was soon 3-1 up in the first set, but Pliskova won four of the next five games as a tie-break loomed.

After saving match point in her third-round meeting with Zhang Shuai, the world number one needed just 46 minutes to beat Jennifer Brady 6-1 6-0. Despite not winning too many tournaments or not even some big ones, she went on reaching the highest stages at nearly every WTA event she went for. Vandweghe has made it this far after seeing off some tough opponents, but Pliskova, with her crisp groundstrokes, imposing frame and booming serves, represents a major step-up in class.

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"She can definitely play better than she was playing today".

The 22-year-old ended Svitolina's dreams of becoming the world number one after fighting from 4-2 down to clinch the decider.

The 25-year-old Czech tennis star Karolina Pliskova secured herself a spot in the last eight stages in NY after dismantling Jennnifer Brady in a bit under 50 minutes of play. "I just don't care about this", she said. There's going to be a lot of pressure on Vandeweghe to play another clean match and any slip in her game will result in a loss. Seeded fourth in New York, Svitolina will face the American Madison Keys for a place in the quarterfinals.

Keys, Brady and No. 20 seed CoCo Vandeweghe are trying to join fellow Americans Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens into the women's quarters.

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