19yo Canadian tennis rising star, Bianca Andreescu, of Romanian origin, has beaten No. 25 seed Belgian Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday, thus advancing to the U.S. Open semifinals.
The 19-year old has been the first teenager to reach the US Open SFs since 2009.
It was the 12th consecutive three-set victory for the Canadian, who moved into her first career Grand Slam semifinal Thursday night against No. 13 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.
“I need someone to pinch me right now. Is this real life?”, Bianca said after the victory.
“A year ago I was in the qualifying round. I was suffering from a back injury. And now, what I’ve accomplished this year, I’m speechless,” she also stated.
Andreescu has had plenty of slow starts in 2019, and has built a reputation for turning things around.
She has 43 matches wins on the season, and needed three sets to win 17 of those. Of those three-set wins, 10 came after she lost the first set.
Andreescu, who began her first career U.S. Open ranked No. 15, will end up in the top 10 when the new rankings come out Monday.
Bianca Andreescu is to face Swiss Belinda Bencic in the semifinals.