Bianca Andreescu defeated Belinda Bencic 7-6 (3), 7-5 to become the first Canadian to ever advance to a US Open singles final.
Andreescu will face six-time US Open singles winner Serena Williams in the final.
And Bianca has done it! Andreescu dispatches Bencic 7-6 (3), 7-5 to become the first Canadian to ever advance to the US Open singles final.
Four straight wins from Andreescu and now she has a chance to break Bencic to close out the match. 6-5 Andreescu.
Bencic double faults at 30-40, tying the set up at 5-5. Andreescu appears to be rounding back into form, while Bencic seems to be irked by the partisan crowd.
Andreescu puts together her best service game in an hour, but now Bencic has a chance to send the match to the third set. 5-4 Bencic
For the fourth consecutive game, there’s been a break. Highly unusual, and now Andreescu has a chance to stage a valiant comeback in the second set. 5-3 Bencic
This has been pure theatre as Bencic responds immediately with a break of Andreescu. 5-2 Bencic
You could do a supercut of Bianca's angry post-rally swings at the ball— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) September 6, 2019
Andreescu finally breaks Bencic back, on her second break point of the match. 4-2 Bencic
Bencic breaks Andreescu again on an 18-shot rally and though she’s 2-of-12 on break points for the evening, the Swiss international holds a commanding 4-1 lead in the second set.
me watching bianca on the outside vs. me watching bianca on the inside pic.twitter.com/BSm94Vzq1h— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) September 6, 2019
Bencic breezes through an easy service game but it’s important to note that Andreescu has ditched the tape on her left knee. 3-1 Bencic
That was super impressive. Bencic smartly exposes the backhand on B2B points by going down the line and earning 2 forced errors and a break point.— Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) September 6, 2019
She attacks it again and this time Andreescu’s backhand holds up and she saves it.
Andreescu sends a shot well wide, and it’s 2-0 Bencic in the second set. Afterwards, Andreescu then gently smashes her racket.
Andreescu is broken on the first service game of the second set, as Bencic flew out of the gate with a vengeance.
ONE. SET. AWAY.— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) September 6, 2019
Andreescu won 84 percent on first serve, and is relying on her power game to send Bencic sprawling around the court. However, Andreescu won just 35 percent of her second serves, and will have to avoid double faults throughout the second set.
Andreescu dominates the tiebreaker while Bencic appears to be showing signs of frustration, winning the first set, 7-6 (3).
At the hour mark, exactly, the first set is tied at 6-6 and we’re off to the tiebreak. This is the first tiebreak of Andreescu’s 2019 US Open.
#SheTheNorth is the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter in Toronto and is No. 2 in Canada. Safe to say that Andreescu is a national phenomenon.
It's extremely tense and Bianca is gonna serve to stay in the set but at least the knee seems ok?— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) September 6, 2019
Andreescu holds her left knee in some discomfort after going up 15-0, and submits a beautiful drop shot on the next point, and breezes through the game without further incident. 4-4
Bencic is pushing Andreescu to the limit with some blistering returns, but Andreescu holds serve, delivering a powerful winner down the line. It hasn’t been easy for Andreescu through the opening half hour, as she’s staved off five break points throughout the set. 3-3
Bencic loves taking the ball early and has returned Andreescu's serve better than anyone in the tournament so far.— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) September 6, 2019
Ms. Andreescu is ready for the final.
Bencic wins her service game easily, and almost breaks Andreescu twice, but the Canadian holds on, and the set is even at 2-2.
Bianca leads vital "Come on!" count stat 1-0.— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) September 6, 2019
Andreescu responds with back with an ace, crushing forehand winner, crushing backhand winner, then lets a Bencic return go long. 1-1
Bencic is serving to open the match and wins the first game without dropping a point.
Bianca on tonight's semi against Belinda:— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) September 6, 2019
"The goal is to just focus on myself and hopefully I can do good things."
Teenage sensation Bianca Andreescu squares off against 13th seeded Belinda Bencic with history on the line, as she could become the first ever Canadian — man or woman — to reach a US Open final with a victory Thursday night.
In the previous round, the 19-year-old showed incredible resolve to defeat Belgium’s Elise Mertens in three sets and was in disbelief over the accomplishment.
GRAND SLAM SEMI-FINALIST.— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) September 5, 2019
Bianca Andreescu comes back from a set down to defeat Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 and reach the Final Four at the #USOpen.
Absolutely incredible resolve from the 19-year-old Canadian. #BiancaRising 🍁 pic.twitter.com/iW8kY5wvPe
Earlier, Serena Williams cruised past Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-1 in the other semifinal.
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