Bianca Andreescu -15- (CAN) def  Belina Bencic -12- (SUI)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
Bianca Andreescu has done it again. Career-firsts keep piling up for the 19-year-old. The first Canadian to reach the US Open Semifinals in 10-years, she battled through former teenage-sensation Belinda Bencic to earn a spot in her first Grand Slam Final.
This is what dreams are made of.
On Saturday Night, Bianca will become the first player since Venus Williams (1997) to reach the championship match in her US Open main draw debut. Time will tell, but with perspective like that – this appears to be the beginning of something very special for Candian tennis.
Andreescu gets 6-time Champion Serena Williams in the Final – a rematch of this Summer’s championship match in Toronto, where Serena retired 4-games into the opening set.
NEXT:  Bianca Andreescu -15- (CAN) vs  Serena Williams -08- (USA)
Semifinal Biography |  Bianca Andreescu -15- (CAN)
Last night, this 19-year-old became the first teenager in 10-years to reach the US Open Semifinals…and joins Venus Williams, Chris Evert and Pam Shriver as one of only four women to reach the Semifinals in her US Open main-draw debut. At this time last year, she was ranked outside the top-200 – but after a breakthrough season that included 3-titles and 7 victories over top-10 opponents, she arrived in New York as the World #15. The first Canadian woman to reach the US Open Semifinals in 35-years; From Ontario, Canada – please welcome Bianca Andreescu.
▲ SF: def  Belina Bencic -12- (SUI) 76(3) 75
▲ QF: def  Elise Mertens -25- (BEL) 36 62 63
▲ R4: def [Q] Taylor Townsend -116- (USA) 61 46 62
▲ R3: def  Caroline Wozniacki -19- (DEN) 64 64
▲ R2: def Kisrten Flipkens -110- (BEL) 63 75
▲ R1: def Katie Volynets -413- (USA) 62 64
Semifinal Biography |  Belina Bencic -12- (SUI)
Also competing in her first Grand Slam Semifinal – On Monday, this 22-year-old defeated World #1 and defending US Open Champion Naomi Osaka – then Donna Vekic – to reach this year’s Final Four. 5-years-ago, as just 17-years-old, she reached the Quarterfinals in her US Open debut – and this year, she’s back to playing the best tennis of her career. In Dubai, she won her 3rd WTA Singles title, reached her 9th career Final in Mallorca, and has earned 9 top-10 wins this year alone. She started 2019 as the World #55, and on Monday – will return to the WTA’s top-10 for the first time in 3-years. From Switzerland, please welcome Belinda Bencic.
▲ QF: def  Donna Vekic -23- (CRO) 76(5) 63
▲ R4: def  Naomi Osaka -01- (JPN) 75 64
▲ R3: def -WALKOVER- |  Anett Kontaveit -21- (EST)
▲ R2: def Alize Cornet -64- (FRA) 64 16 62
▲ R1: def Mandy Minella -142- (LUX) 63 62
Head to Head
This was the first meeting between these two players.