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US Open (F): First half for Brady

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 8, 2020

25-year-old Jenifer Brady is playing the thirteenth Grand Slam tournament of her career, and for the very first time, she will play a semi-final! The American, ranked 41st in the WTA and seeded No. 28 in the US Open, continued on Tuesday, eliminating Yulia Putintseva (35th), after having already beaten Blinkova, Bellis, Garcia and Kerber since the beginning of the fortnight. The native of Pennsylvania won 6-3, 6-2 in 1h10 of play, while the Kazakhe had yet won their two previous confrontations without losing a set, in 2018. Brady started the game in the best possible way, leading 4-0. Putintseva managed to erase one of her late breaks on her only opportunity, but not the second, and the American won the first set 6-3. On her momentum, she broke from the start of the second set, but her opponent managed to come back to 2-2. In the end, Brady hit the gas again and won four straight games to clinch that first semi-final. With 6 aces, 0 double faults, 22 winning strokes and 24 unforced errors, the 41st world was very solid. Victorious at the Lexington tournament in early August, Brady has won ten of her last eleven games! Naomi Osaka (1-1 in the confrontations) or Shelby Rogers (2-1 for Brady), her opponent in the semi-finals, has every interest in being wary!

US OPEN (New York, United States, hard outside, € 45,000,000)
Title holder: Bianca Andreescu (CAN)

Quarter-finals
Brady (USA, n ° 28) beats Putintseva (KAZ, # 23): 6-3, 6-2
Osaka (JAP, n ° 4) – Rogers (USA)
Pironkova (BUL) – S. Williams (USA, n ° 3)
Azarenka (BIE) – Mertens (BEL, n ° 16)

Round of 16
Brady (USA, n ° 28) beats Kerber (ALL, # 17): 6-1, 6-4
Putintseva (KAZ, n ° 23) beats Martic (CRO, n ° 8): 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Osaka (JAP, n ° 4) bat Kontaveit (EST, n ° 14): 6-3, 6-4
Rogers (USA) beats Kvitova (RTC, # 6): 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6)

Pironkova (BUL) bat Cornet (FRA) : 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3
S. Williams (USA, n ° 3) beats Sakkari (GRE, # 15): 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3
Azarenka (BIE) beats Muchova (RTC, no.20): 5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Mertens (BEL, n ° 16) beats Kenin (USA, # 2): 6-3, 6-3

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