Andreescu's U.S. Open Run Continues
Bianca Andreescu, the 19-year-old from Mississauga posted yet another comeback victory, beating No. 25 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the U.S. Open.
It was the 12th consecutive three-set victory for the Canadian, who moved into her first career Grand Slam semifinal Thursday night against No. 13 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.
The conditions were challenging for both players. There was heavy humidity, stagnant air inside Arthur Ashe Stadium and bugs all around the court that had to swated away before serves.
Andreescu changed her sweat-soaked top on the court after the first set. She used the ice towel around her neck, hugging it to her face at times and running it down her legs.
Bencic powered her way into her first Grand Slam semifinal, wearing down Donna Vekic for a 7-6, 6-3 victory.