NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Results from the U.S. Open men’s and women’s singles that took place on Day 9 at Flushing Meadows, New York on Tuesday.
In women’s singles quarterfinal contest, Peng Shuai of China defeated fellow unseeded player, teenager Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, 6-2 6-1 to book a place in the last four and finally reached her first grand slam singles semi-final after many tries.
The 28-year-old, whose previous best singles result in 36 grand slams outing was just in the fourth round, revealed that sometimes she felt like quitting.
“This is amazing time for me,” said Peng. “A lot of tennis. It’s a long time, the career.
“It’s tough sometimes. I’m thinking to give up and stop play because I don’t know if I can make it or not.
“I really thank my coach, my parents. They always tell me to fight and keep going and never ever give up. And this today was coming,” she added.
Peng will now face former world number one and the 10th seeded Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark, who cruised into the semi-finals with an easy 6-0, 6-1 victory over Italian 13th seed Sara Errani in her quarterfinals.
A delighted Wozniacki wrote after the game: “(I am) so happy to be back in the semis at the US Open!! Thank you everyone for the amazing support!
On the men’s side, the second-seeded Roger Federer from Switzerland won a US Open quarterfinals slot by beating the 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista of Spain, 6-4 6-3 6-2 in under two hours in his fourth round contest.
Also easing into the US Open men’s singles quarterfinals was sixth seed Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic, who defeated Austria’s Dominic Thiem, 6-1 6-2 6-4.
Making it to the last eight as well were France’s 20th seed Gael Monfils, who got the better of the seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria, 7-5 7-6(6) 7-5 and 14th seed Marin Cilic (Croatia) after he beat 26th seed Gilles Simon (France), 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4 3-6 6-3 in his fourth round match.
US Open Men’s Singles Fourth Round Results
(2) Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat (17) Roberto Bautista (Spain) 6-4 6-3 6-2
(6) Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) 6-1 6-2 6-4
(20) Gael Monfils (France) beat (7) Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 7-5 7-6(6) 7-5
(14) Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat 26-Gilles Simon (France) 5-7 7-6(3) 6-4 3-6 6-3
US Open Women’s Singles Quarterfinals Round Results
(10) Caroline Wozniacki beat (13) Sara Errani 6-0, 6-1
Peng Shuai beat Belinda Bencic, 6-2, 6-1