Barbora Krejcikova vs Aryna Sabalenka LIVE- US Open 2021 Quarterfinals: World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka clinched a dominating straight-sets win over French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova to set up an exciting last-four clash against teenage sensation Leylah Fernandez. Sabalenka was at her mighty best, clinching the first set with some dominance and kept Krejcikova’s comeback efforts at bay to eventually win the match 6-1, 6-4. The Belarusian will be playing her first-ever US Open semi-final and will be aiming to clinch her maiden Grand Slam title at the Flushing Meadows.
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US Open 2021: No.2 seed Aryna Sabalenka sets up semi-final clash against Fernandez after quarter-final rout vs Krejcikova
- She will now face teenage sensation Leylah Fernandez in the semi-finl.
- Sabalenka serves to clinch the set and a place in the semi-finals beats Krejcikova.
- Krejcikova holds her serve, Set 2 heads down to the wire with scores at 5-4
- Sabalenka is tested but holds her serve in the end, to go one break away from a semis spot.
- Krejcikova holds her serve to stay in the clash, reduces the deficit to 4-3.
- Sabalenka does well, maintains a two-game lead over Krejcikova, goes 4-2 ahead.
- Krejcikova holds on, wins her service as scores set at 3-2 after five games.
- Sabalenka powers through restores her lead goes 3-1 ahead.
- Krejcikova holds her serve, reduces the deficit to 2-1
- The Belarusian holds her serve to double her advantage, goes 2-0 up
- Sabalenka breaks straightaway takes an early 1-0 lead.
- Sabalenka doesn’t hang around, clinches Set 1 with some dominance.
- Sabalenka breaks, takes 5-1 lead, to serve for Set 1 bragging rights.
- The Belarusian extends her lead to 4-1 with another break.
- Sabalenka starts off well, takes an early 3-1 lead.
|38%||First serve %||57%|
|57%||Win % on 1st serve||76%|
|52%||Win % on 2nd serve||64%|
|24||Receiving points won||28|
|1||Max games won in a row||6|
|6||Max points won in a row||6|
|27||Service points won||43|
|4||Service games won||8|
Road to Quarterfinals
Beat Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 7-6(7)
Beat Rakhimova 6-4, 6-2
Beat McHale- 6-3, 6-1
Beat Astra Sharma 6-0, 6-4
Defeat Mertens 6-4, 6-1
Defeat Collins 6-3, 6-3
Zidansek 6-3, 6-1
Nina Stojanovic 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-0
What they said:
“I’m just really happy to be in the quarterfinals here because I really like playing at the US Open, especially with the crowd and the atmosphere is really enjoyable here,” said Sabalenka as quoted by WTA.
“At the Wimbledon, it was my first time in the quarterfinals, so it was kind of something new. It’s still something new for me, because at the US Open it’s the first time, but it’s already second time, so the second time feels a little bit different,” she added.
“From what I remember I played Sabalenka last year in a three-setter,” Krejcikova said.
“She plays extremely well, she is really fit, and has a huge game. It’s going to be extremely difficult and I hope I can recover and be ready to play.”
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