Semi-finals women’s fully american
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Madison Keys has been due to the Estonian Kaia Kanepi on Wednesday night.
New York — The American Madison Keys has dominated on Wednesday, the Estonian Kaia Kanepi, 418th world, passed through the qualifications, 6-3, 6-3, and picked up the last ticket to the semi-finals of the US Open, 100 % american, for the first time since 1981.
Keys, 16th world, will be opposed Thursday to her compatriot CoCo Vandeweghe (no. 22), which was eliminated early on the no. 1 world Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. The other semi-final is between two other American, Venus Williams (no. 9) and Sloane Stephens (no. 83).
This is the first time since 1985 that the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament pits four of Us and the first time since 1981 that this will happen at the US Open.
Earlier in the day, Pliskova has not been able to pull through in the face Coco Vandeweghe. “I haven’t played my best tennis during this tournament, to go in the quarter with this level, this is not so bad,” she crawled after his defeat, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.
The Czech will, therefore, give up the first place in the world rankings to Garbine Muguruza. Pliskova, who had succeeded to the German Angelique Kerber on the throne of no. 1 in the world after Wimbledon, confessed that she had ” put too much pressure “.
“But not to be no. 1 the world is not going to change my life, I’ve only been that for eight weeks “, said the Czech.
The new queen of women’s tennis, has left New York for a few days already : Muguruza, no. 3 worldwide in the beginning of the tournament, was eliminated in 8th finals by the Czech Petra Kvitova 7-5 (7/6), 6-3.
She reacted on social networks at his accession to the place of no. 1 world which will be official on Monday, presenting it as ” a dream become a reality.”
Nadal gives a lesson to Rublev
On his side, Nadal has given a lesson to Rublev, passed completely to the side of his first quarter final in a Grand Slam at 19 years old.
The no. 1 in the world needed only one hour and 37 minutes to win 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, and win its ticket for its 26th semi-final in a Grand Slam, his first in New York since its title in 2013. “I made a very good game, like the previous, it is also true that Andrey has committed many more errors than normal,” said the Spaniard.
He had to wait to know the name of his opponent in the semi-final (Roger Federer, no. 3 in the world, Juan Martin del Potro (no. 28), who confronted each other in the evening on Wednesday.
Since the draw, all the tennis fans are waiting for a new duel between Nadal and Federer, two of the best players in the history, all the more royal that the place of no. 1 in the world will be at stake and they have never faced each other in New York.
“I hope that I will be ready regardless of the opponent, but it is true that it is strange that there has ever been a match between Roger and me here “, pointed out Nadal. “It is a pity, if it happens this year, that this is not in the final, he will have to try again next year “, he smiled.