Bianca Andreescu shows taste for fight in US Open quarter-final win


  • Canadian comes from behind to beat Elise Mertens
  • 15th seed to meet Belinda Bencic in semi-final

Bianca Andreescu’s breakthrough season hit yet another high note on Wednesday night as the Canadian ingenue came from behind to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 against Belgium’s Elise Mertens and become the first teenager in a decade to reach the US Open semi-finals.

The 19-year-old from Ontario, who attributes her mental fortitude to the meditation exercises she has practiced since she was 13, overcame a dialled-in opponent and sweltering conditions on another muggy night inside Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows on her main-draw debut here, joining Chris Evert, Pam Shriver and Venus Williams as the only women to do so.

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Written by Bryan Armen Graham at Flushing Meadows
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