Andreescu gets past Mertens at US Open

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 05, 2019 10:57 AM
Andreescu gets past Mertens at US Open
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, watches a shot from Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu became the first teenager to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in a decade, beating Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

The No. 15 seed improved to 13-3 in three-set matches and 31-4 overall with two titles this season.

The 19-year-old Canadian became the youngest semifinalist at Flushing Meadows since Caroline Wozniacki was also 19 when she was the runner-up in 2009.

The 25th-seeded Mertens was bidding for her second major semifinal, having lost in that round at the Australian Open in 2018.

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