Belinda Bencic continued her form later viewing off Donna Vekic in straight sets on Wednesday, to reach the US Open semi-finals.
Bencic had already knocked out world # 1 and defending winner Naomi Osaka at the previous round, and she made it through to her Grand Slam semi-final having a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 victory on the Croatian.
She won 84 percent of points on her serve to wrap up the competition against her close friend and fired eight aces
And frequent hitting partner in an hour and 40 minutes.
“I believe we are professional enough to be friends outside the court but do our work on the courtroom and stay focused. I’m sure off the court we are still friends,” said Bencic.
“I actually like the battle. Some players are afraid of the courts but it is more motivation. I am really enjoying my tennis.”
May take on the winner of this match involving Canada’s Bianca Andreescu and Elise Mertens of Belgium to get a spot in Saturday’s final.
Bencic also becomes the first Swiss woman to find this far at Flushing Meadows.
Vekic served for the opening series but was unable to shut it out and bankrupt for 5-4.
A long forehand gave the top hand to Bencic, although she also saved a set point at 5-6 and two in the tie-break.
Before landing an former Eastbourne winner, bencic, had a slice of luck serving at if a backhand flew broad but clipped the internet cable twice.
Bencic cranked up the tension and broke her second service game to enjoy before reeling off the final 3 games and turning her third match point although vekic saved two break points.
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