U.S. tennis player Jennifer Brady unexpectedly defeated Kazakh athlete Julia Putincev in the quarterfinals of the US Open in New York on Tuesday and reached her first Grand Slam semifinal in her career.
Ranking 41rd in the ranking and in the tournament with the number 28, Brady defeated Putinceva (WTA 35th) with the 6-3, 6-2, who was awarded the 23rd number.
It only took one hour and nine minutes for Brady to play for Arthur Esch to succeed. She played in the Grand Slam quarterfinals for the first time on Tuesday, but has now managed to reach the semifinals as well.
Previously, in 2017, Brady reached the eighth final or fourth round of this tournament. In the same year, she also played in the Australian Open in the quarterfinals.
It is significant that Brady has not lost in any set in the US tournament so far, but the opponents have managed to win only 24 games against the American.
In the first set, Putinceva quickly took the lead with 0-4 and later gave up with 3-6, but in the second set, she lost three serves and suffered a convincing failure.
Brady performed six elusive services in this duel, while her opponent responded with just one such blow.
In the semi-finals, Brady will meet Naomi Osaka and Shelby Rogers duel winner. Osaka has been given the fourth number.
Victoria Azarenka and Elizabeth Mertens, the former first racket in women’s tennis on the planet, have already been reported to be the last two quarterfinals of the US Open.
Azarenka, who ranks 27th in the WTA rank, defeated the Czech Karolina Muhova (WTA 26th) in the fourth round with the result 5-7, 6-1, 6-4, who was placed 20th in the tournament.
For the place in the semi-finals, she will fight against the 18th number Mertens, who was sown with the 16th number in New York. In the fourth round, the Belgian played 6-3, 6-3 winner of this year’s Australian Open Championship Sofia Kenin, who is fourth in the ranking and had received the second number in the “US Open”.
Serena Williams will meet with Cvetan Pironkov in the quarterfinals.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several tennis stars are not participating in the US Open Championship, including Latvia’s first racket Alona Ostapenko. Several favorites withdrew from this year’s tournament, such as last year’s champion Bianka Andresco, Simon Halep, Ashley Barthy, Kiki Bertens, Elena Switolina and other high-level tennis players.
New York was one of the worst-hit U.S. cities in March and April, when the Covid-19 epidemic took over the United States. The temporary hospital was even set up on the indoor courts of the US Tennis Center.