Andreescu Knocks Out Bencic to Set Up Final with Serena Williams


Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu’s dream run at the U.S. Open continued on Thursday as she powered past Belinda Bencic 7-6(3) 7-5 to set up a highly-anticipated final with Serena Williams on Saturday.

Andreescu, who has already won titles at Indian Wells and Toronto during her breakout 2019 season, unleashed a torrent of bruising groundstrokes after falling behind 2-5 in the second set, winning five straight games to punch her ticket to her first Grand Slam final.

“It is just surreal,” the 19-year-old said in an on-court interview at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“I don’t know what to say. It is a dream come true to play Serena in the finals of the U.S. Open. It’s crazy.”

After a strong start from the Swiss, momentum shifted on the first point of the first set tiebreak when Bencic double faulted and her previously immaculate play began to crumble.

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