Belinda Bencic continued her shape after viewing off Donna Vekic in straight sets on Wednesday, to achieve the US Open semi-finals.
Bencic had already knocked out world No 1 and defending winner Naomi Osaka in the last round, and she made it on her maiden Grand Slam semi-final having a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 victory on the Croatian.
She fired eight aces and won 84 percent of points on her serve to wrap up the contest against her friend
And regular hitting spouse in an hour and 40 minutes.
“I believe we’re professional enough to be friends off the court but do our work on the court and keep focused. I’m sure off the court we’re still friends,” said Bencic.
“I actually like the challenge. For me it is motivation although some gamers are afraid of the courts that are huge. I am really loving my tennis”
Could take on the winner of the game between Canada’s Bianca Andreescu and Elise Mertens of Belgium .
Bencic also becomes the first woman to find this far at Flushing Meadows because her mentor Martina Hingis at 2001.
Vekic served for the opening series but was not able to shut it all out and broke for 5-4.
A forehand gave Bencic the upper hand, although she saved a set point in the tie-break.
Before landing a former Eastbourne winner, bencic, had a enormous piece of fortune serving at 30-30 at the beginning of the second set when a backhand flew broad but cut on the net cable twice.
Vekic saved two break points however Bencic frees up the pressure and broke her second service game to love before converting her third match point and reeling off the last 3 matches.
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