american tennis player coco gough and check Karolina Muchova After beating Latvia in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, they will play their first semi-final at the US Open, the fourth “grand slam” of the season, and will be played on hard courts Jelena Ostapenko (6-0,6-2) and Romanian Solana Sistea They are (6-0,6-3) respectively.
Both players continued their fine form on the North American Tour, where they met in the WTA 1000 final in Cincinnati, which Gauff won in two sets (6-3, 6-4) thanks to a fine performance. Sixth seed meets Ostapenkowho just knocked out the current champion, the Polish Iga SwatekBut she was still far from that level in the game against Goff, and she was greatly surpassed in the first set, only scoring 7 points. The Latvian improved in the second game, but it wasn’t enough to stop the momentum of the young woman from Atlanta, who gave her opponent no options at any point, despite losing both games. Finished 6-2 and end the game about an hour.
This is the second time an American has reached the semi-finals of a “Grand Slam”, like Serena Williams in 2001, when she was only 19 years old and reached the top four.
In the second semi-final, Karolina MuchovaThis year’s Roland Garros finalist faces one of the event’s surprises, Solana Sisteahe found his best tennis at Flushing Meadows, but who In the first plate, she was overwhelmed by a “donut”.The two sides were evenly matched in the second game, and the Romanians led 2-0, but Muchova remained firm, and in the end He had no problem securing the win 6-3.
In a press conference after the win, Muchova commented on the match: “Although the score was 6-0, match very close, so it doesn’t really reflect equality on the track, which is very difficult. I remember one game that lasted about 15 minutes. Furthermore, he added: “It didn’t feel easy at any time, I still had to fight for every ball. Then I felt that it was very important to break serve at 2-0 in the second set, I’m glad I got there, and then I saved serve and got back into the game. That moment ended up being the key to the outcome. “
about waiting for her match against coco goughPointing out: “At the moment I haven’t thought too much about the key to the game, but I will definitely bet on my tennis. I’m going to focus more on myself and try to give my best shot to compete with her.Of his opponent, he admitted: “I know she’s very athletic, she never gives up, she runs for every ball, and she doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. She has all the ingredients and she’s a great player in every way.