Sabalenka Cruises Into US Open Semi-Finals

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Aryna Sabalenka crushed Zheng Qinwen 6-1 6-4 to reach her fifth straight Grand Slam semi-final and end the 23rd seed’s run at the US Open on Wednesday. The second seed from Belarus will take over from Iga Swiatek at the top of the rankings on Monday, ending the Pole’s 75-week reign. Following the commanding win, Sabalenka became the only active woman to reach the semi-finals at all four majors in one year since Serena Williams in 2016.

“I’m super happy with the win against her… super happy with the performance,” said Sabalenka, who lost in the semi-finals in her previous two US Open appearances. “I’m going to do everything I can to stay until the end.”

Sabalenka pummelled her Chinese opponent with 17 winners and never faced a break point. Still speaking of the game, she continued: “Of course I’m happy [to be world No 1] and it’s really important for me and my family but I have some things to do in New York! I’m trying to focus on my game and will think about being world No 1 after the US Open.”

Sabalenka will play the winner of a match between American Madison Keys and Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova.

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