Bencic takes positive outlook after dropping US Open semi

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Minutes later, with one last backhand down-the-line victor, Bianca Andreescu was a US Open semi-finalist.

The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., continued her impressive season with a 7-6 (3), 7-5 win over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic to advance to the Grand Slam tournament's final.

Barty and Azarenka, the No. 8 seeds who beat American teenagers Coco Gauff and Caty McNally in the third round, will face wither the fourth-seeded team of Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka, or Caroline Dolehide and Vania King of the U.S.

Matteo Berrettini of Italy advanced to his first Grand Slam semifinal after almost four exhausting hours, edging Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5).

Live updates will follow above. "I think some players are a little bit afraid of the big courts, but for me it's more motivation". She played a more consistent set.

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That final was, and forever will be, overshadowed by Williams' extended argument with chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who docked her a point, then a game - and was barred by the U.S. Tennis Association from officiating any matches in this year's tournament involving her or her older sister, Venus. Asked what she's learned from playing in the US Open, she said after beating Townsend in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, "It's not like anywhere else, playing here in front of you guys". While demolishing Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-0 on Tuesday, Williams did not allow her opponent to hit a single victor, ending the match in just 44 minutes.

Andreescu will face 23-time Slam champion Serena Williams for the championship on Saturday afternoon. Her run included five match wins over seeded players. With so many wagering possibilities, you'll want to see the tennis picks from legendary expert Gavin Mair before you make any 2019 U.S. Open predictions for Thursday's women's semifinals. Now, what I've accomplished this year, I'm honestly speechless. However, after failing the convert either, the Canadian's energy levels - and accuracy on her hitherto pin-point groundstrokes - appeared to dip.

That was the biggest upset of the tournament and the confidence boost Bencic received from that game set her up for the ultimate glory. I'm going to try to bring my A-game, too. "I think for sure being No. 1 in the world or winning a Grand Slam is always a dream".

After dropping the first set of her first grand slam quarterfinal to Elise Mertens in lifeless, error-ridden fashion, Bianca Andreescu walked to her chair at Arthur Ashe Stadium, her frustration seemingly dripping off her like sweat.

Medvedev plays unseeded Grigor Dimitrov on Friday for a spot in the U.S. Open final. Bianca Andreescu, Canadian-born to Romanian parents who fled their country to seek a better life during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, is undeniably confident, and she plays with an evident swagger, bashing shots all over the court and punctuating the big points with enthusiastic hollers.