US Open 2019: Belinda Bencic beats Donna Vekic to reach first Grand Slam semi-final

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Reach her first Grand Slam semi-final and switzerland’s Belinda Bencic put friendship aside to overcome the Donna Vekic of Croatia at the US Open.
The 13th seed, that knocked out defending champion Naomi Osaka from the last round, won 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 from her good friend.
She will face Elise Mertens or Canadian Bianca Andreescu next.
The 22-year-old will return to the top 10 of the world rankings.
She reached a career-high seventh in February 2016 earlier wrist operation and accidents left her low as 328th.
“I dreamed of this like a small kid so I’m here I’m actually loving it,” explained Bencic, who ended a last-minute wait to improve on her previous best Grand Slam showing of a US Open quarter-final.
Bencic, who had been knocked from the French Open by Vekic at May, got the best of her partner that was hitting now around in a match full of baseline rallies.
Vekic, 23, had her opportunity in the first group, in which she broke in the game but failed to serve it out, with it eventually going to some tie-break, which Bencic took charge of.
The Swiss broke twice when Vekic hit a forehand wide sealing victory in her third match point.
The pair shared a warm embrace in the internet and Bencic was convinced their friendship would last.
“We are both professional enough to become friends from the court and aggressive on the court,” Bencic explained. “I think we did so well. I am sure off the court we’re friends ”
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